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March 7, 2018

Oculus Rift headsets are offline following a software error

by John_A

This morning, people around the world couldn’t use their Oculus Rift VR headsets. System software couldn’t “reach Oculus Runtime Service” according to error messages posted to the Oculus forums, spotted by Polygon. One possible explanation is that an Oculus security certificate expired today. The company took to the bulletin board to offer a bit of an update.

“We are aware of and actively investigating an issue impacting ability to access Rift software,” the post says. “Our teams apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing you and appreciate your patience while we work on a resolution. We’ll share more updates here as we have them. Thanks.”

Rebooting the Oculus software, or the PC it’s running on doesn’t seem to be working at the time. So, if you had plans to spend your day jacked into the matrix, it sounds like you’ll need to readjust until a fix is available. We’ve reached out to Oculus for more information and will update this post should it arrive.

Via: Polygon

Source: Oculus forums

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