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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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Joeg1484 Feb 5
Does anyone have their Valve Index even working in Linux these days? I cant get it to run anything. Used to work - I played completely though Alyx on Linux a couple of times, but then gave it up for a couple months last year and just started to get back into it and nothing works.

I can install it... set up the room... but after I install ANY game and click play in my headset, it just goes right back to the play button. Nothing in /tmp for dumps, just doesnt work. I even tried the Proton version... Same!

I get errors trying to load the room.. All I can see is the wireframe "Room" and thats it LOL.


Last edited by Joeg1484 on 5 February 2024 at 2:36 am UTC
chr Feb 5
Quoting: Joeg1484Does anyone have their Valve Index even working in Linux these days? I cant get it to run anything. Used to work - I played completely though Alyx on Linux a couple of times, but then gave it up for a couple months last year and just started to get back into it and nothing works.

I can install it... set up the room... but after I install ANY game and click play in my headset, it just goes right back to the play button. Nothing in /tmp for dumps, just doesnt work. I even tried the Proton version... Same!

I get errors trying to load the room.. All I can see is the wireframe "Room" and thats it LOL.

I recently got the Index and on Ubuntu 23.10 things mostly work. Some games work out of the box (via Proton) (e.g. Google Earth VR; Budget Cuts; Acron; Supehot; Groove Gunner), some needed tinkering (e.g. HL: Alyx;), a few needed me to run an older version of the app (from Betas tab on Steam Properties) (e.g. Elven Assassin; Beat Saber), and some I haven't gotten running yet (e.g. RR Raceroom).
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