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Posted by , 23 February 2017 at 10:07 pm UTC / 12887 views
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Croteam being awesome as usual, as promised Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter is now officially on Linux.

Announced today in this update, but they note it will not have the SteamOS icon, since it's all still in Beta. Anyone who owns it, will be able to access the Linux version.

This is the type of game that could easily get me into loving VR. A first person shooter in VR that's well supported and it has multiplayer. That just sounds damn fun.

About the game
Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter is a frantic arcade action FPS, featuring singleplayer and co-op campaign modes, various multiplayer modes, all presented in glorious VR with Croteam's new Serious Warp movement system.

See what Sam sees, feel what Sam feels, and find out what it's like to BE the legend!

If you have a Vive and you're brave enough to be testing all this, please do let us know how it runs as I don't own a Vive due to the cost.

Thanks for the twitter message again mphuZ.
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psymin commented on 23 February 2017 at 10:30 pm UTC
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Dang, The one I picked up for Vive isn't the linux one. Guess I'll buy "The First Encounter" shortly!


ison111 commented on 23 February 2017 at 11:27 pm UTC

I need this in my life


metro2033fanboy commented on 23 February 2017 at 11:30 pm UTC

Theres anyone that know contact of porting developer...im eager to support a Witcher 3 full port...For real

...2k would do?


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chuzzle44 commented on 24 February 2017 at 12:11 am UTC

metro2033fanboyTheres anyone that know contact of porting developer...im eager to support a Witcher 3 full port...For real

...2k would do?
Dude, make a forum post. And stop trying to be positive. You're making us uncomfortable.


Linas commented on 24 February 2017 at 12:46 am UTC
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Just checked local stores, and Vive goes for about €1000. Not an insane price, compared to for example a nice laptop. Although I would have very hard time justifying such a purchase to myself right now. But I sure do want to try it, and totally excited about Linux support.


g000h commented on 24 February 2017 at 1:06 am UTC

Go Croteam. But, seriously, .... only 1% of people are wasting money on VR kit so far. And I for one... I work in a Gaming Company and VR is s _ _ t. You wouldn't see me wasting money on VR gear for 2+ years. It is good to be "ahead of the game" and release stuff into this space before other people do, but "right now" it isn't a money-spinner.


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EndeavourAccuracy commented on 24 February 2017 at 2:00 am UTC

g000hI work in a Gaming Company and VR is s _ _ t.

VR is "salt" to spice up our gaming fun, "sent" to us by the gaming gods? I've just played an hour of Serious Sam VR: TFE with my Vive on Linux. It's fun. I disagree with your generalized statement that VR is "shit". Smartphone VR is not the same thing as Vive VR. There are people who've never had any proper, modern (room scale) VR experiences, and still feel they know enough to say that VR isn't interesting (yet). It's all subjective, of course, but at the very least a statement that VR in general is shit isn't very nuanced.


slaapliedje commented on 24 February 2017 at 2:31 am UTC

EndeavourAccuracy
g000hI work in a Gaming Company and VR is s _ _ t.

VR is "salt" to spice up our gaming fun, "sent" to us by the gaming gods? I've just played an hour of Serious Sam VR: TFE with my Vive on Linux. It's fun. I disagree with your generalized statement that VR is "shit". Smartphone VR is not the same thing as Vive VR. There are people who've never had any proper, modern (room scale) VR experiences, and still feel they know enough to say that VR isn't interesting (yet). It's all subjective, of course, but at the very least a statement that VR in general is shit isn't very nuanced.

This is very true. I have both the GearVR and a Vive, and there simply is no comparison. I wish they'd port Dead Halls to the Vive, it would be amazing in room scale.

There was an article quite a while back that went into details (this was written even before the VR of the 90s if I recall) of what 'True' VR is. It's more along the lines of the Matrix or Lawnmower Man. Being able to interact with the virtual reality is a key feature, and interact in a way that is beyond a simple game pad. The Vive is the closest thing we have to that right now (and will definitely hit that point once we have full body tracking.)

I can't help but think the next big VR technology push though is going to have something to do with sex toys...


bingus commented on 24 February 2017 at 2:31 am UTC
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How do you move around and shoot things? Do you use mouse and keyboard still, or those little hand held dongle things?


slaapliedje commented on 24 February 2017 at 2:45 am UTC

bingusHow do you move around and shoot things? Do you use mouse and keyboard still, or those little hand held dongle things?

The dongle things. You push the 'menu/pause' button to bring up your weapon list (it goes slow motion while doing this) and you move with a teleport with the touch pad, or you can kind of hop short distances. I think I may have mine set up weird, because there should be ways to smoothly run and jump, but I didn't see the option for that.

Game is a blast, can't wait to try it under Linux.


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