Virtual reality and gaming go hand-in-hand. More than any other content, these headsets are meant to take gaming to another level. VR headsets, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have been giving away some of the shared, as well as exclusive titles to their respective owners. But did you know that Oculus Rift’s exclusive titles can be unofficially ported to HTC Vive?
Yes, you can unofficially port Rift’s exclusive titles to Vive with the help of GitHub’s proof of concept program. This program currently allows you to play Oculus Dreamdeck and Lucky’s Tale, Oculus Rift‘s exclusive titles, on HTC Vive. According to a Reddit post, you can unofficially load and play more games on the Vive headset. But you need to own the games. Here is what he says, “It may work with plenty of other games, but that hasn’t been tested by myself. In the future, more games will be supported, but I’m glad to see such swift progress already.”
He has also mentioned in the comments that he would like to “hear back from people if they run into issues” as he did not come across any issues but this being an alpha version, there must definitely be issues. And if you encounter any problem, you should “use the Issue Tracker on the github page to report these issues.” It was The Verge who first reported the unofficial porting of exclusive games. In its report, the publication claims that one of their team members at Polygon, Ben Kutchera has tested the system. As per his test, everything is working fine. “In fact, Kuchera notes that the port of Dreamdeck (a VR demo sampler that shows off varying animation styles) is actually better on the Vive, as the headset’s enhanced tracking functionality allows you to actually walk around the scenes,” writes The Verge.
If you are an HTC Vive owner, then try porting the exclusive titles yourself. Try some new Rift games as well and let us know how it works for you.
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