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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.

VR rhythm game "Groove Gunner" looks insane and it's coming to Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Think you have some sick moves? Own a VR system? You're going to want to keep an eye on Groove Gunner as it looks absolutely insane (in a nice way) and it might make you sweat a bit.

Valve have released the CAD files for the Index VR system, enabling some fun modding

By Liam Dawe,
Just like Valve did with the Steam Controller, they've gone and released the CAD files for the Index VR system under a Creative Commons license.

With the Valve Index about to launch and be delivered, Valve held a little private launch party with speeches

By Liam Dawe,
Valve's first in-house virtual reality hardware should be dropping at your door soon, if you were one of the lucky ones to order it quickly in the first batch. Additionally, Gabe Newell and others held speeches at a little launch party.

Valve have given out some more details on the Index VR HMD with a "Deep Dive" about the Field of View

By Liam Dawe,
As the first in a series of posts giving out more detail on what Valve wanted to achieve with the Valve Index, a new "Deep Dive" post is up starting with information about the Field of View.

Despite the high price, the initial batch of Valve Index headsets have sold out on pre-orders

By Liam Dawe,
I have to admit, I am a little surprised. The Valve Index limited pre-orders that went live on May 1st have already completely sold out.

Valve have released the full details of the Valve Index VR system, limited pre-orders tomorrow

By Liam Dawe,
Valve have pushed out the details of their new in-house VR kit, the Valve Index along with the Controllers and 2.0 Base Stations.

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

By Liam Dawe,
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

By Liam Dawe,
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

By Liam Dawe,
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

By Liam Dawe,
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

By Liam Dawe,
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.
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