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Open source OpenXR runtime 'Monado' expands with multi-application support

By Liam Dawe,
Monado is the in-development OpenXR runtime for VR / AR on Linux and Collabora continue to make excellent progress on bringing it up to eventually support more platforms and features.

Valve moves on from OpenVR, goes all-in with OpenXR for SteamVR

By Liam Dawe,
Recently, Valve released a new SteamVR Beta that was aimed at developers with initial support for the OpenXR specification and it appears they're going all-in.

Valve adds OpenXR support to SteamVR in 'Developer Preview'

By Liam Dawe,
This is quite exciting for the future of Virtual Reality, as Valve as now properly given their backing to the OpenXR standard and added support into SteamVR.

Monado OpenXR runtime for Linux 0.2 out, continues advancing VR

By Liam Dawe,
Collabora have today announced the release of Monado 0.2, their open source OpenXR (VR / AR) runtime for Linux.

Half-Life: Alyx now available on Linux with Vulkan

By Liam Dawe,
Just like Valve said to us they would do so, Half-Life: Alyx is now available on Linux using the Vulkan graphics API.

xrdesktop continues expanding the Linux desktop into Virtual Reality with work sponsored by Valve

By Liam Dawe,
Today the hackers over at Collabora announced the release of xrdesktop 0.14, a Valve Software sponsored effort to bring Linux desktops into the VR world.

Valve drops support for SteamVR on macOS to focus on Linux & Windows

By Liam Dawe,
Today Valve made quite a big announcement about the future of VR, including an entire platform being dropped.

Open-source OpenXR runtime for Linux 'Monado' gets an improved compositor - runs Blender VR

By Liam Dawe,
Those crazy-smart folks over at Collabora have continued hacking away on Monado, a fully open source OpenXR (VR / AR standard) runtime for Linux. Now it's progressed quite far and it can run Blender VR.

It appears that Valve are preparing Half-Life: Alyx for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Half-Life: Alyx, Valve's return to the Half-Life franchise in VR-only form released for Windows last month and it appears they're now preparing a Linux version.

New SteamVR Beta has some essential Half-Life: Alyx fixes for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
While Half-Life: Alyx isn't on Linux (yet—it's coming), Valve are still trying to get it working as good as possible with Steam Play Proton and a new update for SteamVR is up.

Half-Life: Alyx arrives today (Linux should come later) and CS:GO gets Alyx cosmetics

By Liam Dawe,
As Half-Life: Alyx arrives today, just a reminder that it should hopefully be coming to Linux in a post-release update. On top of that, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive got some fancy cosmetics for it.

Half-Life: Alyx support for Linux aiming to arrive with Vulkan support post-release

By Liam Dawe,
Today, Valve replied to our message asking about the situation with Half-Life: Alyx and Linux support and we got our answer.

Valve reveals SteamVR 1.10 with a brand new Dashboard

By Liam Dawe,
Valve continue rapidly iterating on SteamVR, as they attempt to push the limits of what VR can do both on the hardware and software side with SteamVR 1.10 out now.

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.
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