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Oculus software update breaks Revive hack, locks games down to only Oculus VR hardware

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Laurence Lafarge
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The update breaks a hack that allowed Oculus games on non-Oculus headsets, but is the company really reneging on a promise, as some have suggested?

These new measures, according to the Oculus App 1.4 release notes, encompass bug fixes and security updates, including updates to platform integrity checks.

Why this matters: Several months back, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey took to Reddit and stated, If customers buy a game from us, I don t care if they mod it to run on whatever they want.

He went on to explain that, Oculus s goal is not to profit by locking people to only our hardware.

The new safeguards in Oculus 1.4 would seem to fly in the face of Luckey s earlier statements.

Although the new update knocked Revive out of commission, it s unclear whether Oculus really intends to block attempts to run Oculus games on non-Oculus hardware, or whether it s merely a side-effect.

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