What are you up to Valve? Gamescope, software used on the Steam Deck for Gaming Mode that handles displaying everything recently had some VR work pulled in. Perhaps for the upcoming Deckard VR HMD?
Pointed out by Brad Lynch on Twitter, it's certainly raising a few eyebrows. On the GitHub page the code merge request titled "vr_session: Initial implementation" was pulled into Gamescope 2 days ago and the question is — why?
Thanks to many different sources (like Lynch above), we've known for a while that Valve appear to be working on a new VR HMD code-named Deckard. One that will seemingly support wireless play without it needing to be attached to a PC, but also supporting being connected to a PC to run games that need more power. The standalone mode will no doubt run Linux, and perhaps this Gamescope work is progress towards that end.
It could also be completely unrelated of course.
What do you think Valve are up to?
Valve have been on a bit of a roll lately getting Proton into a pretty incredible state for running Windows games on Linux, releasing the Steam Deck powered by SteamOS Linux, over 7,000 games now rated at least Playable for Steam Deck, the HDR teasers (#1, #2), breaking their own records, getting Steam into Tesla vehicles and so much more.