Oculus Rift might be getting a lot of criticism for their policy regarding games on VR, but the head of Oculus, Palmer Luckey has denied all the rumors saying he doesn’t care if you mod the games and play on other headsets.
Luckey said that as long as people are buying the game from their Oculus platform he doesn’t care “if they mod it to run on whatever they want,” as he has said a million times, he added with a touch of frustration. Luckey also explained their policy further:
Our goal is not to profit by locking people to only our hardware – if it was, why in the world would we be supporting GearVR and talking with other headset makers? The software we create through Oculus Studios are exclusive to the Oculus platform, not the Rift itself.
However, this is in stark contrast to what the SDK license says about the Oculus Rift.
Now we are not sure if that clause is limited to the software development kits of the headset only or the commercial release units as well, but if they have such a term in there, how is Luckey saying something in contrast?
Anyhow, he did say that being able to “officially support all headsets on a platform level with some kind of universal Oculus SDK” is not going to happen very soon.
So in short, what he is trying to say here is that when the company says “Only on Oculus” it is a reference to the storefront itself and not the platform i.e. Rift.
Something tells me that the whole issue has its roots in the problem that people get confused between the company and the product and their official names.
Anyhow, in parallel news, it has been confirmed that Rock Band is going to be released on the Oculus Rift VR platform.