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Time to blow the dust off your VR headset - Metro Awakening is coming

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Metro Awakening has been announced from Vertigo Games, and will be the first full VR entry into Metro. So clearly it's time to blow the dust off your VR headset and clean away the spider webs.

I joke – a little, there hasn't been all that many truly great PC VR releases that I've seen recently. I still feel completely spoiled by how exceptionally good Half-Life: Alyx was to play through. Still probably my top 5 gaming experiences ever.

Anyway, here's a bit more about Metro Awakening: "Metro Awakening is a story-driven first person adventure built exclusively for VR that blends atmospheric exploration, stealth and combat in the most immersive Metro experience yet.

The year is 2028

The survivors of nuclear Armageddon cling to existence in the buried subways of the Moscow Metro – civilization’s last refuge and tomb, where ghosts and spirits haunt the living in this man-made purgatory.

You are Serdar, a doctor braving the darkness, crippling radiation and deadly threats of the Metro in the search for your wife and the medication she so desperately needs. As your courage and sanity are pushed to the limit you must learn to walk the line between life and death, the spirit and the material world, and awaken the being you will become…"

Announcement trailer below:

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Game Features:

  • Lose yourself in a journey of spiritual awakening in this chilling, supernatural origins story from Metro creator Dmitry Glukhovsky
  • Experience Metro’s tense, heart-pounding gameplay in VR for the first time as condensation clouds your mask, ammo and filters run low and your torchlight flickers and dies in the darkness
  • Wield a signature arsenal of hand-made weapons, don your gas mask, and venture into the depths of the Metro where desperate bandits, mutants, and worse haunt your every step

Follow it on Steam.

VR on Linux still has a number of issues, but with all the rumours around the new Valve VR headset — I'm still hoping Valve will improve it on Linux. If you use VR on Linux, what are your top issues you want to see solved this year?

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Thibug Feb 1
The game, visual wise, looks a lot like Alyx. I wouldn't even be surprised if it was made with the source Engine.
I will add it to my wishlist, but we really need VR improvement on Linux (Steam Link VR support pleaaaaase), I hate having to boot Windows when I want to do some VR gaming with the Quest 3
Eike Feb 1
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QuoteI joke – a little, there hasn't been all that many truly great PC VR releases that I've seen recently. I still feel completely spoiled by how exceptionally good Half-Life: Alyx was to play through. Still probably my top 5 gaming experiences ever.

I read similar things in a gaming magazine: Alyx might have been so good that it actually was hurting VR.
Ehvis Feb 1
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Vertigo games can be pretty fun, but they're generally not a stranger to a good amount of jank. So let's see. And, since they're a Unity developer, that it won't get caught in the XR problems that plague a few other games.
such Feb 1
What VR headset?
AsciiWolf Feb 1
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Linux native or just Proton?
Liam Dawe Feb 1
Quoting: AsciiWolfLinux native or just Proton?
Unless I specifically state Native Linux, it's Proton.
elgatil Feb 1
Quoting: Eike
QuoteI joke – a little, there hasn't been all that many truly great PC VR releases that I've seen recently. I still feel completely spoiled by how exceptionally good Half-Life: Alyx was to play through. Still probably my top 5 gaming experiences ever.

I read similar things in a gaming magazine: Alyx might have been so good that it actually was hurting VR.

Besides being a GREAT game all around, the last two chapters of Alyx are the most exhilarating experiences I have had in videogames. The vast majority of other VR games are divided into promising cool experiments (but experiments nevertheless) and lengthy cash-grabs, there are a handful of other titles which are nice but they are not even close to be in the same level of Alyx.

Damm I want to play Alyx again but I'm afraid it won't be as good as I remember
Eike Feb 1
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Quoting: elgatilDamm I want to play Alyx again but I'm afraid it won't be as good as I remember

I can't judge for Alyx, but it's seldom like The First Time again. I'd rather leave it in good great memories.
based Feb 1
Time to blow a wall down so I have enough space for VR. I REALLY hope Valve makes standalone VR so i dont have to do that tho
Bumadar Feb 1
1:14 would give me hearth attack with VR glasses on..... /shivers
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