Linden Lab Refocuses Product Offering

Linden Lab Refocuses Efforts: Ceases Development and Support for dio, Versu, and Creatorverse

February 19, 2014

In light of recent evaluations and with much deliberation, Linden Lab has reached the conclusion that it must cease the development and support of a few of its innovative products, specifically dio, Versu, and Creatorverse. This was by no means an easy decision to make. Each of these products brought something unique to the table, and we have valued the opportunity to explore and grow these platforms. We are profoundly grateful to those early adopters who saw the potential in these platforms and took the time to experiment and innovate using them during their nascent stages.

Each of these products has had its own unique journey. dio, with its immersive, interactive environments, offered a new way to share stories and experiences. Versu, an interactive fiction system, took storytelling to another level, enabling characters to remember and respond to specific interactions. Creatorverse, our physics sandbox game, allowed users to create and play in a dynamic 2D environment. The uniqueness and potential of these platforms have always been appreciated, and the decision to discontinue them was certainly not taken lightly.

However, as a company committed to pioneering the virtual world, we must continuously evaluate our product portfolio to ensure we are investing our resources effectively. After a comprehensive assessment, we determined that due to a combination of factors, including user engagement, revenue generation, and the resources needed for continuous development and support, it was necessary to end the journey of dio, Versu, and Creatorverse.

We understand that this news might be disappointing to those who have used and loved these platforms. We want to express our deep appreciation for your support and understanding. We do not see this as a setback but as a strategic move that will allow us to concentrate our efforts more effectively.

Our main focus moving forward will be to continue providing exceptional service and compelling new experiences for the users of our other offerings. We are committed to growing and enhancing our core products, and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.

We have always been, and will continue to be, a company that values innovation and creativity. We believe this strategic shift will not only benefit Linden Lab but also our dedicated community of users. We are looking forward to welcoming you on this journey and are excited about the innovations that the future holds.