Hardware

Somebody has managed to get Oculus Rift games to run on the HTC Vive

Virtual reality hasn't been around long, but somebody has already managed to get Oculus Rift exclusives working on the HTC Vive. Reddit user CrossVR  has released proof of concept software that patches Rift exclusives to run on the rival device. CrossVR has already managed to  get Lucky's Tale and Oculus Dreamdeckup and running, and has plans to add more games in the future. It's all a bit technical, but works by "reimplementing functions from the Oculus Runtime and translating them to OpenVR calls" (via…

Hardware

‘A Small Number’ Of Rift Pre-Orders Were Just Canceled By Oculus

With the first orders of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset slated to arrive in just over a month, a number of those with pre-orders awoke this morning to the disturbing discovery that their orders had been abruptly canceled. Many of the reported instances seem to point to the fact that buyers were aiming to have the product shipped to unsupported countries or were otherwise misrepresenting their order. Oculus has initially limited orders of the headset to buyers in 20 countries. This bout of cancellations comes only a day after launch details…

Hardware

If you bought an Oculus dev kit on Kickstarter, you’re getting the retail version free

This news is going to make a lot of early Oculus backers very, very happy. The company announced at CES 2016 that anyone who paid for an early version of the hardware through Kickstarter will receive the retail version for free. This offer applies only to backers who pledged money during the initial Kickstarter run, not anyone who purchased a second-generation dev kit (DK2) or has purchased hardware since the company was bought by Facebook. This announcement will go a…

Gadgets

OCULUS RIFT VS. PLAYSTATION VR SPEC COMPARISON

The VR firm Oculus gave three keynote presentations Thursday during its Oculus Connect 2 event covering the future of VR and more details about its fast approaching Oculus Rift VR headset, which set to release next year. Sony has also made headlines recently regarding its own VR headset, the newly christened PlayStation VR, which is also rumored to be launching in 2016. With these two major options for VR now making strides towards retail release, we put the two devices…