Oculus Rift app update terminates unofficial HTC Vive Support – Update

May

23

2016

Update 1.4 for the Oculus Rift software takes away the ability to play with the Revive software Rift exclusive games with the HTC Vive. This while Oculus CEO Palmer Luckey recently stated that such measures were not taken.

The change was noted by Motherboard, which also had contact with Revive developer Libre VR. Drm of Oculus software checks from the update if there is actually connected Rift headset when an application is opened from the Oculus platform. “The tightening of DRM seems not made with a view to combating illegal copies of Oculus applications, but specifically on ensuring the hardware exclusivity of those apps,” says VR Libre.

Although the move Oculus does not go against expectations of such a company, it goes against earlier case Oculus CEO Palmer Luckey in. Who said on December 8, 2015 in an interview on Reddit that “no matter where users play a game on Rift. Our goal is not to increase profits by reducing the compatible hardware only to ours. ”

Revive came in April in the news because of the possibility to rotate Oculus certain applications on an HTC Vive. Oculus had then already know versus Ars Technica that the company saw this as a hack and that they did not approve it. When the company warned that future updates would hinder or might turn off completely as possible the unofficial support. However, it seems not to go to the collateral damage of an update, but as Revive a targeted measure against software.

Update 19:39: It seems that the developers of Revive instantly update published for the software that beats the new drm.

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