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Microsoft Boosts AltSpaceVR Features Amid COVID-19 Surge

AltSpaceVR is seeing record interest from companies during the COVID-19 outbreak so Microsoft has updated the virtual meeting and communication tool.


Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, we have seen several services enjoying a surge in users. Microsoft Teams, , and have seen record numbers of users as hundreds of millions work and communicate exclusively online. Even Redmond's AltSpaceVR platform has seen the surge of activity.

Microsoft says the virtual reality meeting place and communication tool has had a record number of inquiries from organizations wanting to adopt VR technology during the COVID-19 outbreak.

To make the platform more accommodating for individuals and businesses, Microsoft has announced some new tools. AltSpaceVR now has the ability to create ticketed events, and engage in private meetings and conferences.

Elsewhere, services like Patreon can link into the platform to create meetings. Microsoft says the changes are focused on attracting even hosts, and people involved in the arts, such as poets and musicians.


Below are the new tools in full:

To see more about event meetings in AltspaceVR, read more at their blog post here.

Microsoft acquired AltSpaceVR in 2018.

“Welcome to AltspaceVR, the easiest way to meet people from around the world, play interactive games, and attend free live events in VR,” says its Microsoft Store description. “Choose from over 28 activities or attend live events with comedians, DJs, authors, celebrities, and more. Day or night, there's always someone to hang out with.”

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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