Oculus Store Update Prevents Games From Running On Non-Rift Hardware

By 04:19 Mon, 02 Aug 2021 Comments


Oculus pushed an update to its games store that requires users to have a Rift connected to download games.

Previously, one could download any of the Rift exclusive titles from Oculus' store even without owning a Rift, which enabled users to run the games on the HTC Vive using third party software like Revive.

However, with the latest update, the store now requires users to have a Rift to download the games. It doesn't precisely stop you from running it on other devices, but you will also need to have a Rift along with the Vive to be able to download the games.

This is in stark contrast to the company's previous statement, where they assumed they their goal is not to profit from locking people to only their hardware and that the software they create using Oculus Studios is exclusive to the Oculus platform, but not to the Rift itself. However, with the addition of the DRM in the latest update, it seems the company has changed its stance on allowing non-Rift users to access its exclusive titles.

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