Oculus Rifts Have Stopped Working Across The Globe

08 March, 2018, 01:53 | Author: Marjorie Miles
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Certain people and companies won't be able to give demos of their VR game or VR experience until this is addressed.

Oculus Rift headsets across the globe have reportedly stopped working in unison, thanks to an apparent technical oversight on Oculus' part.

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PCMag encountered the same error trying to run an Oculus Rift in NY. However, customers suspect it has something to do with a security certificate that validates the product's software.Apparently, that certificate expired today. "Our teams apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing you and appreciate your patience while we work on a resolution".

According to multiple reports on the Oculus forums, trying to launch the Oculus software generates a runtime service error. Though many are still looking for a solution, at least now we know that Oculus is aware of the problem and are actively searching for a fix.

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Sleuths quickly determined that an expired certificate is the likely cause of the outage. This issue is a bummer to gamers that aren't going to get to play the titles they've purchased until the issue is resolved, but it's a much less forgivable issue for commercial users who use the headset. This is also affecting developers and companies using the Rift professionally at events, conferences, and more.

Oculus VR is a division of Facebook, having been acquired by the social network giant in 2014 for a deal worth around US$2.3 billion.

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