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[ARS] Oculus reverses course, dumps its VR headset-checking DRM

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What a difference an Internet uproar can make.

The Oculus team has reversed course on one of its most unpopular decisions since launching the Rift VR headset in April: headset-specific DRM. After weeks of playing cat-and-mouse to block the "Revive" workaround that translated the VR calls of Oculus games to work smoothly and seamlessly inside of the rival HTC Vive, Oculus quietly updated its hardware-specific runtime on Friday and removed all traces of that controversial DRM...
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good for them!
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Great! I didn't think they would.

However, I am still worried they might go back to DRM in the future so it will take a very good and exclusive game to get me to buy anything from Oculus Home now. I want to be able to play all my games on any new headset I may buy in the future.
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post #5 of 34
The fact it took an internet uproar for them to figure out their decision was a bad idea is very telling. IMO, unless Oculus goes through a major change in corporate culture - they're done for.
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The power of the Internet voice!! drum.gif
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post #7 of 34
Probably a bug, they will update the patch.
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post #8 of 34
And people say we should shut up. lol

idiots ..
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I still think less of them because they aren't doing this by choice. They were more or less forced to do this, or get boycotted.

I will still support Vive/SteamVR because they are very clear that they want VR to be open.
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post #10 of 34
Wonder what the sub reddit oculus is saying now, they have been defending the drm for ages "it's a good thing".
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