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Half-Life Alyx: LEVITATION promises another 4-5 hours of VR fun

By Liam Dawe,
Half-Life Alyx: LEVITATION is an impressive looking upcoming mod for Valve's incredible VR experience.

Open source XR runtime Monado adds initial 6DoF 'inside-out' tracking support

By Liam Dawe,
It's been a little while since we heard progress on Monado, the free and open source XR (VR / AR) runtime for Linux but it has been progressing nicely with a big new feature added.

Valve gives SteamVR and Linux a little love in the latest update

By Liam Dawe,
While I absolutely love playing with my Valve Index, it has felt like for a while that Valve left things a bit too rough but a new SteamVR update is out now.

XWayland 22.1 is out with DRM lease support helping VR on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
XWayland, the way to run older games and applications that don't yet have native Wayland support has a brand new release out, bringing new features.

Get ready to sweat with VR rhythm game Groove Gunner out now

By Liam Dawe,
Got the moves? Have a VR kit at the ready? Groove Gunner from BitCutter Studios Inc has released from Early Access today and it's one you might get a little hot with.

One of the most challenging VR rhythm games releases February 10

By Liam Dawe,
VR rhythm game Groove Gunner from BitCutter Studios Inc will be leaving Early Access on February 10. If you own a VR kit, this is one you need to try.

Godot Engine received a fresh grant from Facebook / Meta for XR work

By Liam Dawe,
Seems that Blender isn't the only free and open source project pulling in attention from backers, with the Godot Engine team announcing today that Facebook / Meta have given them additional funding for VR / AR (XR) work.

Collabora announce wxrd, a standalone Wayland compositor for xrdesktop

By Liam Dawe,
Working with Virtual Reality and Linux just got a lot more interesting, with the clever hackers at Collabora announcing their new standalone Wayland compositor for xrdesktop called wxrd.

XWayland gets DRM leasing support for helping VR on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
A big improvement has been merged into XWayland called DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) Leasing, which should allow good VR support under Wayland. Something we've been waiting on!

VR-exclusive Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall is out, works on Linux with Proton

By Liam Dawe,
Ready to sweat a little? Jump into the bleak fantasy world of the VR-exclusive Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall.

SteamVR Overlay not working on Arch or Manjaro Linux? Here's a fix

By Liam Dawe,
Sadly, SteamVR on Linux continues to have quite a lot of quirks and over time it's gotten a little rough, here's a way to fix the SteamVR Overlay not working.

'Deckard' is apparently the codename for a possible standalone Valve VR headset

By Liam Dawe,
Back in June we reported on a patent from Valve that indicated work progressing towards their next VR headset and it appears the codename is Deckard.

Free and open source flight sim FlightGear is working on VR support

By Liam Dawe,
While it's a little while off yet it seems the developers behind the free and open source flight sim FlightGear have been working on adding VR support.

Humble has a nice looking VR bundle if you need some more games

By Liam Dawe,
Do you have a VR kit that's begging to be played? Check out the Fall VR Emporium Bundle over on Humble Bundle.

xrdesktop for turning your desktop into a VR space had a productive Summer

By Liam Dawe,
Collabora has given an update on the working going into xrdesktop, the free and open source project that turns your desktop into a VR space and allows you to layer windows on top of others.

Having VR issues on Linux? You should look to disable async reprojection

By Liam Dawe,
Virtual Reality is still a niche and doing it on Linux is a niche within a niche, that said when it works it's brilliant but there's a few problematic issues that have arisen recently.

Wayland gets DRM lease protocol support to help VR on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Another tick in the box for Wayland to eventually properly replace X11 for all workloads, as the work on DRM lease protocol support aimed at VR has been merged in.

A fan for the Valve Index? Consider it an essential upgrade purchase

By Liam Dawe,
It's Summer here in the UK, it's bloody hot and that has meant that playing VR has turned into a very sweaty experience.

SteamVR 1.18 is out supporting async-reprojection with NVIDIA on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
After another while testing Beta versions, the latest SteamVR upgrade is out now although it's quite a small one with mostly minor improvements overall.

Looks like a possible Valve Index 2 will make their VR kit go wireless

By Liam Dawe,
Thanks to a new patent that went public on June 17, we can see a little more behind the scenes work on what Valve has planned for their next VR kit with what could be a Valve Index 2.
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