Palmer Luckey, designer of the Oculus Rift, has reportedly pledged thousands of dollars to a project that aims to unlock Oculus Rift-exclusive games for HTC Vive.
Jules Blok – who runs ReVive, the project that aims to bring all exclusive Oculus games to Valve’s headset – posted a message thanking Luckey following an apparent $2,000 per month pledge to his Patreon (as reported by UploadVR).
“As some of you suspected,” wrote Blok, “the sudden extreme jump in the pledge amount is indeed by Palmer Luckey. I’d like to thank him for his pledge and everything he has done for the VR community as a whole.”
Oculus itself has previously called ReVive a “hack”, and said: “we don’t condone it. Users should expect that hacked games won’t work indefinitely, as regular software updates to games, apps, and our platform are likely to break hacked software.”
Nonetheless, ReVive currently claims to have “achieved compatibility with most Oculus games, in some cases bringing nearly native quality support.”.
Luckey left Oculus owner Facebook earlier this year, and has recently opened a new start-up focused on surveillance technology for the defense industry. Neither he nor Oculus has commented on the pledge.
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