It's not just you, every Oculus Rift is effectively bricked right now

Nvidia 388.59 Driver Update Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift users around the world encountered issues with their headsets on Wednesday as they were greeted by an error message when trying to use the VR technology.

For now, there's no timeline on a fix, but Oculus says it will update that support thread as it learns more.

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

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




The Oculus Rift has been selling particularly well over the last few months, but unfortunately it looks like users are starting to run into issues. One possible explanation is that an Oculus security certificate expired today. Note, however, that this may cause problems with services like Windows' automatic updates. Wrote one: "This issue could've been resolved hours ago".

Since connecting to the runtime service is required for the Rift to operate and the current version of the OculusAppFramework.dll file is out of date (via Neowin), the issue affects all Oculus Rift headsets. This problem seems to be affecting most, if not all, users of the device. It was first flagged on the Oculus forums, and some quick digging uncovered the fact that a certificate for the Oculus Runtime Service expired earlier today, which is a pretty big oversight on Oculus's part.

We'll update this post as we hear more.

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