Recently, Oculus decided to block the owners of the other virtual reality headset than Rift, i.e, HTC Vive from playing Rift exclusive games.
However, the company has decided to reverse its decision of blocking the exclusive Rift games on HTC Vive and the new software update has removed DRM checks from the rift, which means that from now onwards, HTC Vive will be able to play the games which were released for Rift exclusively.
Revive is a tool which allows Vive users the access to Oculus Rift exclusive games. The news of Oculus reversing their decision came from the developer of Revive, who confirmed the change after update Runtime 1.5, on Github. He wrote;
I’ve only just tested this and I’m still in disbelief, but it looks like Oculus removed the headset check from the DRM in Oculus Runtime 1.5. As such I’ve reverted the DRM patch and removed all binaries from previous releases that contained the patch.
Later on, company’s spokesperson while speaking with the Motherboard announced that they have decided not to use hardware checks as a part of DRM again. But it also gave possibility that the company might take steps in order to ensure the protection of the content for long term success of VR industry. Stay tuned for more updates!