Linden Lab is continuing their integration and changes to Xstreet SL with the Second Life Marketplace beta. The beta will release in the summer of 2010. This redesigned web shopping experience will include a new look, different layout, larger product photos, improved search, streamlined checkout, and better tools for merchants.
All merchant products and data will be copied into the SL Marketplace. The two systems (XStreet SL) will runn together for a few weeks until XstreetSL is replaced entirely by the SL Marketplace.
Some features will be eliminated such as listing enhancements of highlighting, bolding and border. Other new features will be added. Titles and descriptions will be limited with additional information seperated as .pdf instruction manuals.