Infographic: Comparing Sansar and High Fidelity

As I have said before, it’s only natural to want to compare two of the VR-capable social virtual worlds: High Fidelity (founded in 2013 by the visionary Philip Rosedale), and Sansar by Linden Lab (the company founded in 1999, also by Philip Rosedale, before he left to start HiFi; the current CEO is Ebbe Altberg). The two virtual worlds have much in common, but there are some significant differences between them.

My first blogpost comparing Sansar and High Fidelity back in August generated a fair bit of traffic for the Sansar Newsblog, but that post is now dated. Some of the information I gave is no longer accurate because of recent updates to both platforms.

So it’s time for an infographic I created using the free design service,, comparing and contrasting both virtual worlds. (Philip Rosedale himself said that my infographic looked good, so I feel fairly confident that it is accurate. I don’t need Ebbe Altberg to sign off on my Sansar information; I am already somewhat of an expert in that particular area!)


I hope that this information helps people understand the differences between the two virtual world platforms. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, and I want to do what I can to help correct it. Thanks!

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8 thoughts on “Infographic: Comparing Sansar and High Fidelity”

  1. What would even be more helpful is comparing the two based on where they plan to go. What will the systems be like when they are no longer in a testing phase. I don’t care where they are now, I assume that they will fix the many, many issues that they both have. Which product will be the better product when they are out of testing? I really shouldn’t say better, because that’s always going to depend on what each person wants.

    1. I started out as a big fan of Blockchain, but now I think it’s overkill and that there are better ways of protecting IP. The open source part is only going to be something that a very few people can take advantage of directly. Unless your point is that everyone will gain from the way open source projects work.

      1. Finally, it’s the OpenSource option, that made the fascination of SL for me. And as we see today on the AVASTAR creators, OpenSource could lead into a future world of production and development that is much more flexible and many times faster to react to unforeseeable occurrences.

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