AltspaceVR was a software startup company based in Redwood City, California that was founded in 2013, and launched its initial product in May 2015.

AltspaceVR software provided meeting spaces in virtual reality , where users could have conversations, watch videos, play games, and browse the Internet. Avatars in AltspaceVR could automatically mimic a user's body language, through the use of Microsoft's Kinect . [7] The software supported eye tracking , but as of 2015 the necessary hardware was not yet available in most consumer VR headsets. [8] The company used a freemium business model, where the basic software was given away to consumers for free, and the business then charged for more advanced features. [82]

In October 2017, AltspaceVR was acquired by Microsoft . [11]