Windows 10 is here! Who is as psyched as me to jump right into it and give it a whirl? Heck I’ve got my windows 7 disk, so If all is bad, I can just reformat, and badda boom badda bing. But some of you might not be in the same boat. If you don’t own your Windows disk, chances are, that without some serious hacking, you are stuck with your new copy of Windows 10. Whats so bad about this?
There is NO OCULUS RIFT SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS TEN! Surely this is a joke right? The worlds most futuristic consumer gaming technology must surely have been working on this since the announcement of Windows 10 in 2014 right? Well even if they have, they have nothing to show for it. I was expecting the Windows 10 runtime in June… Especially after the announcement came that Oculus is partnering with Microsoft! Now, Windows 10 on my computer, and still nothing.
There has been talk of a method to run the DK2 on Windows 10, but from what I understand, this is only if you upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8. I have yet to test this out, but I probably will if Oculus doesn’t release something quick. If you did a clean install on 10, there is not yet a hack out there for that but I’m sure that the Redditers are on it.
This is Oculus’ official statement on the subject:
“Our software team is working as quickly as possible to complete Windows 10 compatibility with our SDK and the Oculus Runtime. As Windows 10 is not officially supported at this time, we strongly suggest that Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 owners do not upgrade from previous versions of Windows until we have the officially updated SDK and Oculus Runtime available.” -Oculus
and this from Oculus’ team member: ‘Cybereality’
“Windows 10 support has not been released yet.” -Cybereality
Voice your opinion directly to Oculus. I’m sure they have stopped reading by now as the angry hoards have ascended, but why not let them know you care!
My favorite Win10 feature: