πŸ“° News & Updates

2022.1.1 Selene Released!

by Kalila L | May 14, 2022 | Release

Vircadia has received an update to its native Interface and Domain server with its 2022.1.1 "Selene" release. We've also got a completely fresh and homegrown look for vircadia.com. Made with Vue, it's designed to be more performant, compatible, and extendable!


Case Study: Metaverse on the Web

by Kalila L | Jan 6, 2022 | Project

XR becoming a daily part of our lives seems imminent with the rise of the "metaverse". As such, players with interest in gaining absolute control over the greatest amount of individuals are taking note and positioning themselves to take action.


2022.1.0 Selene Released!

by Kalila L | Nov 29, 2021 | Release

This release has brought with it significant performance improvements, specifically for Linux and macOS.
For macOS and Linux clients, on average the performance increase is estimated at up to 7 to 9 times faster, and in worlds with plenty of models and complex collisions the performance increase can be up to 25 times faster!

2021.1.3 Eos Released!

by Kalila L | Sep 21, 2021 | Release

A brand new version of Vircadia has landed with an extensive set of changes for the various components in its ecosystem. This release has been mainly focused on bug fixes and technical feature additions. Update OpenVR (SteamVR) to the latest...

This Month in Vircadia – June 2021

by Kalila L | Jun 30, 2021 | Summary

This month has seen much continued progress on components in the ecosystem. The Web Interface has seen functionality added in the UI and API department. Added by a member of the community, the "Explore" app allows you to load and search through worlds...

This Month in Vircadia - May 2021

by Kalila L | May 30, 2021 | Summary

Work kicked off this month on creating the Vircadia Web Interface – a version of Interface that will run in your web browser. There are two primary components: the Web Interface itself and the Web SDK that it uses. The separation of the Web SDK from the Web Interface...

Vircadia, LPI, and the Web

by Kalila L | May 4, 2021 | Project

The pursuit of living and working in virtual reality is a long and difficult road. It requires software at its foundation that is versatile yet also resistant. An open source, decentralized, and scalable architecture is required. We're very happy...

2021.1.1 Eos Released!

by Kalila L | April 9, 2021 | Release

We've added quite a few features and fixes in this release. Here's a sample. Vircadia's tutorial now has a wizard that lets you configure your graphics settings and display name when you first start. This will help improve the overall...

First Release of 2021! πŸŽ‰

by Kalila L | Feb 21, 2021 | Release

2021.1.0 is the first major release of the year, aptly named "Eos" after the goddess of the dawn. This release is incompatible with previous versions, so be sure to download the latest client and upgrade your server! Let's run through some highlights for...

2020: Year in Review

by Kalila L | Nov 29, 2020 | Project

Vircadia was founded in December of 2019. It was created with the understanding that we, the users, would need an open source foundation to stand upon as virtuality comes to fruition. Through much hardship and perseverence, Vircadia's community has accomplished much....

This Week in Vircadia: 2020.3.1 Release

by Kalila L | Oct 26, 2020 | Summary

Let's run through the highlights for this release! Mouse Capture API With the addition of a mouse capture API, it is now possible to have first and third person camera views for desktop users. This is just one more addition to the API and feature set of...

This Week in Vircadia: Community Village Projct

by Kalila L | Oct 15, 2020 | Summary

The concept of metaverse is not simply only to have many worlds, but rather the primary allure is that metaverse is connected. Therefore, our goal is that we may have infinite servers, but we can share each server with many people. Because after...

This Week in Vircadia: New Metaverse, New Release, New Hub

by Kalila L | Sep 29, 2020 | Summary

Taste the power of connection! The new Vircadia metaverse server is live for active use with the release of 2020.3.0 Demeter. This means that users will now be using it in an official capacity, stress testing it, finding all the bugs, but also getting...

This Week in Vircadia: Metaverse Server Online! New Content Incoming

by Kalila L | Sep 19, 2020 | Summary

Project Iamus and the Iamus Dashboard The new Metaverse Server is live at https://metaverse.vircadia.com/live (There's nothing for you at that link, it's for machines only!) It is now providing account and domain management services for Vircadia. It’s...

This Week in Vircadia: Inventory & Worlds

by Kalila L | Sep 12, 2020 | Summary

Inventory & Bazaar App. This app focuses mainly on being a URL store that links back to the copies of items on their own CDN servers. This allows for effortless sharing between users without ever copying or moving actual files. The next component to...

This Week in Vircadia: Metaverse Server Testing and 2020.2.5 Release

by Kalila L | Sep 3, 2020 | Summary

Metaverse Server "Iamus". Ready, Code, Test, Go? High Fidelity Inc. is going to spin down their online services shortly as they continue to move forward with their next endeavours. As such, Vircadia will stretch her wings and fly the nest. Thanks to the hard work of...

2020.2 Asteria Alpha Release

by Kalila L | June 8, 2020 | Release

We've been hard at work getting together this new release! We have a new versioning scheme that you can read about in the release notes. You can view the full release notes here. Create App Now has tabs for entity properties. (#193)...

First Alpha Release

by Kalila L | Apr 3, 2020 | Release

Ready. Set. Metaverse. In these troubling times, virtual worlds for co-working, meeting, and socializing are more important than ever before. The team has been hard at work to produce the first release of Vircadia, codename β€œProject Athena”. It’s a bit rough around...

Road to Alpha Release

by Kalila L | Jan 12, 2020 | Project

What is Vircadia? In short, Vircadia is a social metaverse platform and engine. It is completely open source and decentralized whilst still maintaining its always connected functionality. Think VRChat or Second Life except with far less restriction on your ownership,...