Oculus 'don't condone' software hacks, promises changes

Oculus is quick to squash software hacks that allow Rift exclusives to work on the competing HTC Vive headset.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Apr 15 2016 2:16 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

Of course it wouldn't take long for Oculus to stomp down on the software hacks that allow Rift exclusives to work on the HTC Vive, with the company warning users that it's not happy with the move, and future updates will stop this from happening.

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Oculus spoke with GamesIndustry.biz, where they said: "This is a hack, and we don't condone it. Users should expect that hacked games won't work indefinitely, as regular software updates to games, apps, and our platform are likely to break hacked software".

Previously, Reddit user 'CrossVR' posted up some software that allowed Lucky's Tale (an Oculus Rift exclusive) as well as the Rift exclusive Oculus Dreamdeck, to both work on the HTC Vive. CrossVR explained: "It may work with plenty of other games, but that hasn't been tested by myself. It's still early days for this project, since it's only been in development for a few weeks. In the future more games will be supported, but I'm glad to see such swift progress already".

NEWS SOURCE:gamesindustry.biz

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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