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Valve have confirmed Linux support for their Valve Index VR headset, pre-orders on May 1st

liamdawe,
Just as an update to our previous article talking about Valve's new VR headset the Valve Index, I contacted Valve to get some bits cleared up.

Woops - Valve accidentally put up the Valve Index, Base Station and Controllers unfinished store pages

liamdawe,
What could possibly be a little prank from Valve, the unfinished Steam store pages for the Valve Index, Valve Index Base Station and Valve Index Controllers went online a little too early.

Valve have now officially teased their own VR headset with Valve Index

liamdawe,
While details are extremely light, we now know Valve's VR headset is called the Valve Index and more details are coming soon.

OpenXR from The Khronos Group and Monado from Collabora could unify VR & AR

liamdawe,
The Khronos Group recently announced a provisional specification of OpenXR, a royalty-free open-standard aimed at unifying access to VR and AR (collectively known as XR) devices. Also, Collabora announced Monado, a fully open source OpenXR runtime for Linux.

Reports: Valve making their own VR HMD and apparently a new VR Half-Life

liamdawe,
It appears Valve are truly getting more serious about Virtual Reality as they appear to be making their own headset. On top of that, apparently a new Half-Life VR game is coming.

Locomancer, a VR model train simulation building game adds Linux support

liamdawe,
This is pretty sweet! Locomancer, a Virtual Reality game about building a model train set has added Linux support.

Valve have opened up the code for their VR 'Moondust' tech demos, also a third revision of the Knuckles controller

liamdawe,
What will hopefully help developers work on VR projects using Valve's experimental "Knuckles" controllers, Valve have opened up the source code for their Moondust Knuckles Tech Demos.

PSVR is running on Linux with OpenHMD and OpenHMD-SteamVR

liamdawe,
A reader emailed in to show off that they've been able to get the PSVR headset working on Linux with Steam using OpenHMD and OpenHMD-SteamVR.

Valve continue to make VR easier with their new SteamVR Input system

liamdawe,
Valve have expanded their VR support, with the introduction of their SteamVR Input system which is very much like what they've done for gamepads in the main Steam client.

HTC Vive PRO HMD pre-orders open, standard Vive has price drop

liamdawe,
HTC has recently announced that the HTC Vive PRO HMD is now available to pre-order with shipping expected in April, on top of that the normal Vive has seen a price drop.

SteamVR beta updated to fix a radv crash and 'fixes' Vive Pro on Linux

liamdawe,
A small SteamVR beta is out that fixes an OpenGL crash with the AMD radv drivers and it also fixes support for the Vive Pro on Linux.

Keith Packard's video from 'LinuxConfAu 2018' talking about Virtual Reality and Linux is up

liamdawe,
Keith Packard has been consulting for Valve for the past year to get Virtual Reality devices hooked up and properly working on Linux. Take a look at his presentation from LinuxConfAu 2018.

Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE releases with same-day Linux support, compatible with the non-VR version

liamdawe,
Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE is another Virtual Reality title with same-day Linux support from Croteam, so those of you with expensive headsets can make things go boom!

The Talos Principle VR is now live with a discount for owners of the original

liamdawe,
For those of you with a fancy HTC Vive, you might want to check out The Talos Principle VR which launched with Linux support.

The Talos Principle VR will have Linux support

liamdawe,
Croteam announced The Talos Principle VR and the good news is that it seems it will support Linux too.
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