Good news for VR headset owners as Oculus has removed the VR headset-checking DRM from Rift-exclusive games. This means owners of other VR headsets like the HTC Vive can now enjoy Oculus Rift exclusive games without having to install third-party workarounds.
The change was discovered by the developed of the "Revive" workaround and Oculus confirmed to ARS Technica that it indeed remove any Rift hardware check from its runtimes in the latest update:
Shortly after publication, Oculus representatives confirmed to Ars Technica that the company had indeed removed any Rift hardware check from its runtimes in the latest update. The company further insisted that it "will not use hardware checks as part of DRM on PC in the future," even though Ars hadn't asked about whether this was a short-term change. "We believe protecting developer content is critical to the long-term success of the VR industry, and we’ll continue taking steps in the future to ensure that VR developers can keep investing in ground-breaking new VR content," the company told Ars.