Someone Has Created A Hack To Play Oculus Rift Exclusives On HTC Vive

Lucky’s Tale and Oculus Dreamdeck, two games exclusive to the Oculus Rift, are now playable on rival hardware the HTC Vive. By downloading a small program and following a few simple steps both games should work on the Vive, and “It may work with plenty of other games, but that hasn’t been tested by myself,” explains the creator, CrossVR.

“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,” he adds.

As you might expect, Oculus are rather pissed.

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.

Source: Eurogamer / Reddit

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5 Comments

  1. Cool. I thought it was a real dick move of Oculus to create a walled garden around their headset. Im not a fan of exclusives anyway, but when you’re trying to build a market for a new kind of gaming, locking people down to a particular headset is pretty dumb..

  2. They should have seen it coming and well, i don’t feel sorry for them. It’s their own fault for trying to create a wall in a very brand new market and it is just begging people to punch holes in it.

    I can’t see the Oculus Rift being a success as people will want other VR systems that don’t lock them out because they happen to not own the correct system.

  3. One criticism i’ve read about the Vive launch is that compared to the Rift at least, it has little in the way of full VR games, mostly ‘experiences’ and tech demos. So i can understand why early Vive adopters might want to try this hack.
    Presumably they would still have to buy the games from the Oculus store anyway so that’s a few software sales that Oculus wouldn’t be getting otherwise until they get their own headset production delays sorted out.

  4. Imagine if they go bricking peoples $800 headsets for playing a hacked game.

  5. Shows how easy it will be to port these games between the headsets.

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