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Unity deprecating built-in XR (VR/AR etc) support for a new plugin system - Valve doing their own for SteamVR

By Liam Dawe,
While the state of Virtual/Mixed/Augmented Reality (XR) is constantly in flux and improving all the time, Unity have announced with Unity 2019.3 that their built-in XR support is being deprecated.

Mike Shapiro drops a cryptic message from G-Man for the upcoming Half-Life: Alyx

By Liam Dawe,
Half-Life: Alyx is set to release in March this year, and while we don't yet know what exactly is happening with Linux support it's still an exciting time.

SteamVR 1.9 is out, Linux VR users may want to opt into a Beta

By Liam Dawe,
Valve just recently put out the latest big new build of their SteamVR platform, with something to be aware of if you're on Linux.

Valve are making the Index VR kit available in more countries

By Liam Dawe,
If Valve want the new Half-Life: Alyx to be a success, they need to push VR into every possible country they can and they're working a bit more towards that.

Set between Half-Life and Half-Life 2, Valve have now properly announced Half-Life: Alyx (updated)

By Liam Dawe,
Half-Life: Alyx, the first Half-Life title in far too long has now been officially revealed with the Steam store page for it now available and you can also pre-purchase.

Valve has now confirmed Half-Life: Alyx, their new VR flagship title

By Liam Dawe,
Valve have now officially confirmed that Half-Life is back with their flagship VR title named Half-Life: Alyx.

Another big SteamVR update is out now, with plenty of Linux fixes for VR enthusiasts

By Liam Dawe,
SteamVR 1.8 is now out of Beta and with it, comes plenty of updates to the whole system with some big audio changes and some good sounding Linux fixes.

Valve have released a big new 1.7 version of SteamVR

By Liam Dawe,
Bringing together a ton of updates from all the recent Beta releases, a big new release of SteamVR is out for everyone further refining the VR experience overall.

Collabora detail more work going into Monado, their open source OpenXR runtime

By Liam Dawe,
With the 1.0 release of the OpenXR 1.0 specification, Collabora have begun to detail more work going on with Monado their open source OpenXR runtime for Linux.

Another SteamVR release is up, further improving the VR experience on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Valve continue to move at a rapid pace to improve SteamVR across all platforms, especially with the Valve Index being so new there's plenty of teething issues to address.

xrdesktop, a new Valve-funded open source project to bring Linux desktops into VR

By Liam Dawe,
Valve seem to be pushing Linux support even harder now, with the announcement of the open source xrdesktop project from Collabora.

Khronos releases the OpenXR 1.0 specification aimed at unifying VR and AR

By Liam Dawe,
Today, The Khronos Group has formally announced the OpenXR 1.0 specification as an exciting step towards bringing together the various different ways of interacting with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

Good news for VR fans in the US, the full Valve Index bundle is back in stock

By Liam Dawe,
Valve emailed a press release today, to mention that the full bundle of the Valve Index kit is back in stock for those in the US looking to pick it up.

OpenHMD version 0.3.0 is out, almost three years after the last version

By Liam Dawe,
The team behind OpenHMD have now officially announced version 0.3.0, which comes with a huge amount of changes and new hardware support.

SteamVR has another beta up, with plenty of Linux fixes and other improvements

By Liam Dawe,
With the Valve Index now out, Valve continue to make quick improvements to SteamVR with the latest Beta now available.
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