CinemaBlend previously reported on this story about the “hack” someone had discovered which allowed players to play “exclusive” Oculus Rift games on its competitor, the HTC Vive, rendering them no longer “exclusive.” Now Oculus is stepping forward calling the process a total hack and that a software update will not allow this madness to continue.
According To GameSpot, Reddit User CrossVR uploaded files to Reddit which allowed players to play Lucky’s Tale and Oculus Dreamdeck on the HTC Vive, two games that were supposed to be exclusive to the Oculus Rift. Oculus sent a statement to Ars Technica after the news, stating,
The Reddit user CrossVR has since replied to Oculus’ statement, saying,
I think it’s very fair that Oculus doesn’t condone the “hack” because these games that are supposed to be exclusive to Oculus are now being leaked over to its competitor. I mean one of the reasons PS4 and Xbox One have exclusive games like Uncharted and Halo is so that maybe people will decide to buy the console just to play the game; I’ve seen this first hand during my time as an Assistant Store Manager at GameStop. So many times someone will come in and be like, “I need to buy the Xbox One so I can play Halo 5!” But I do disagree with CrossVR in that I think Oculus isn’t slacking on prohibiting it, I just think they have nothing to worry about because the next software update will take out the compatibility. So really, they’re letting people have their fun for the short period before the update and then there’ll be nothing to worry about.
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