Microsoft acquires AltSpaceVR to build “world’s preeminent mixed reality community.”

At Microsoft’s Mixed Reality event they announced the purchase of AltspaceVR is now part of Microsoft, one of the pioneers in immersive communications.

A bit like Second Life, AltspaceVR is a social platform for virtual reality.

The service brings people together in virtual reality from over 160 countries to attend meetups, comedy shows, yoga classes, dance parties, and large-scale events hosted by NBC, Reggie Watts, Justin Roiland, Drew Carey and more.

Microsoft intends to use the service to help build the world’s preeminent mixed reality community.

Grab a look at the service in their highlight reel below.

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