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Oculus rift and go cross platform games

RFlitneyRFlitney Posts: 1
NerveGear
So there are a few Oculus Go and Oculus Rift games. So if I buy one on either platform, can I play it on both? And if I can must I play individually or can I play simultaneously?

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  • Richard.FlemingRichard.Fleming Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I have just had a long chat with oculus..They say it is up to the game developer..It is ridiculous that a game I bought for the rift expecting to be able to use on the go is only possible if I buy the game again for the go..So which version of any future game do I buy..My point to the Oculus advisor was that I am purchasing from the oculus store and it should be made clear that the oculus stores are separate .I have one oculus account so one purchase should be for the account not the platform..Anybody with a rift and a go would be mad to buy the go version which will not help development and support for both platforms..
  • OsoroshiiOsoroshii Posts: 11
    NerveGear
    Apple has a great family sharing feature that Oculus should adopt. This allows you to create child accounts under the parent account and share supported apps (most apps are) with the child accounts without paying again. This way I'm more encouraged to purchase a second or third Oculus Go without the fear of repaying for all the apps.
  • MradrMradr Posts: 2,400 Poster of the Week
    edited June 13
    Please note - they are not running the same platform - you can't run android apps to run and work on an iPhone and vis vers. You can't do the same either with android (GO) and Windows (CVX). Game devs have to almost rewrite their whole game to make it work on one platform and or the other. Games devs are the only ones that can make that choice as it is up to the game devs to make that work in the first place not Oculus. Plus there is the whole GO hardware isn't as strong as PC hardware meaning some games even if you could port them over will simply not work at all anyways because of the lack of hardware resources.

    If you feel this way - I would really recommend contacting the dev to make this happen as it is really not up to Oculus for any of the work and or simple way to make this work in the first place. They are only a store - not the software writers. If you like more examples of real world store access look at PS games and xBox games and PC games not working or running on each other platform either.

    This isn't something new or confusing at any level if you think about how it all works. If you want to play the game - then you buy it for that platform you want to play it on if they support one or the other (they will different enough that you should be able to know what platform you want to play it in) and both platforms will have different games that simple will not be on the other.

    As for playing on what - should be able to play both at the same time I think? I never tried to be honest.
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