Someone’s already figured out how to play Oculus games on the Vive

And Oculus doesn’t ‘condone it’

Someone has figured out how to play Oculus Rift exclusive games with the HTC Vive hardware.

According to Redditor CrossVR, Oculus Dreamdeck and Lucky’s Tale are seemingly available to download from the Oculus Store and – with a little bit of backdoor jiggling (that’s what she said) – the games can be played on the competitor’s rig.

“It may work with plenty of other games, but that hasn’t been tested by myself,” said Reddit user CrossVR, who’s been leading the project. “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.”

Oculus has since issued this salty statement (thanks, Eurogamer):

“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.”

“Seems like a perfectly fine reaction to me,” CrossVR responded on Reddit. “Of course they can’t condone it, that would mean they’d have to actively support the Revive project, which is completely outside of their control. But from that reaction it doesn’t seem they’ll actively try to prohibit it either.”

“They’re worried people may buy games expecting them to work on the Vive and they may get disappointed. Especially if I can’t keep feature parity with the Oculus SDK, which is what the comment about future updates is about.”

“This is exactly the reason why, for the first version of Revive, I chose to only actively support two games you could get for free in the Oculus Store. Since I don’t want people spending money only to find out that the game they want to play is not yet supported.”


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