Oculus Rift Error Shuts Down Headsets Worldwide, Company Promises a Fix

One of the leading VR headsets in the game looks to be experiencing mass outages today as many users report that the software powering Oculus Rift headsets refuses to run.

PCMag encountered the same error trying to run an Oculus Rift in NY.

Facebook-owned Oculus' Rift, like other high-end VR systems, uses goggles tethered to a computer, thus relying on software to operate.

If you were looking to get down on some Oculus Rift action today, you're going to have a bad time.

On Wednesday, Oculus said it was working to fix the problem, although it didn't address the cause of the error. Until then Oculus Rift owners will have to settle for plain old boring regular reality. This problem seems to be affecting most, if not all, users of the device.

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An Oculus staffer on the company's forums further confirmed the issues, apologizing on behalf of the company.

"We are aware of and actively investigating an issue impacting ability to access Rift software", reads a post from Oculus staff on its official forums.

"For security, we use a certificate to ensure that the software you receive actually comes from Oculus", Oculus says.

We'll be providing an update as soon as we hear from the Oculus team. Some users have even resorted to changing the Windows 10 clock to before the certificate's date of expiration, although this temporary workaround could cause issues with Windows Update Service and is NOT recommended.

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