Oculus Rift, unarguably the most hyped virtual reality headset maker, has a habit to give nasty shocks. First, it gave a big price shock to their users and now, it has backtracked on a promise of not locking its software to hardware.
It has ensured that the Oculus games work only with Oculus headset. There is nothing wrong with this as it’s a fairly common practice in the gaming industry to lock games to proper console. The problem, however, is Lucky Palmer’s Promise, the CEO of the Oculus Rift VR. While responding to a comment on Reddit, Lucky wrote:
“If customers buy a game from us, I don’t care if they mod it to run on whatever they want. As I have said a million times (and counter to the current circlejerk), our goal is not to profit by locking people to only our hardware – if it was, why in the world would we be supporting GearVR and talking with other headset makers?”
Here is the detailed reddit comment:
This gives a big hope to users that they will be able to develop a system, revive and allow Oculus Rift games on other competing headsets such as HTC Vive by connecting Oculus Software to OpenVR.
The company has also clarified to officially support all headsets on a platform level with some kind of universal Oculus SDK.
Not long ago, he had to apologize after bringing out a $599 Oculus after promising the price something around $350. Before that, Lucky had announced that the Oculus Rift will be an open source project and it promoted some developers to work free on it. That also changed.
However, the company has tried to defend its ability to prevent Oculus games from being played on others’ headsets on the basis of “platform integrity check.” ®.
Social media is abuzz with all this. There are various subreddits exposing these lies.