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will oculus rift s be backwards compatible?



  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,756 Valuable Player
    As in, can it run games and apps that were made for the original Rift? Yes!   Even though it uses a different method for tracking, I don't think an individual program can even tell it apart from the original Rift.
    It's hard being the voice of reason when you're surrounded by unreasonable people.
  • YuvalAmirYuvalAmir Posts: 3
  • BeastyBaiterBeastyBaiter Posts: 795
    Shouldn't be an issue. You can already use the Vive and WMR headsets to play Rift games. The controllers maybe a bit wonky, but the HMD itself doesn't face any issues as far as I know. Given the Rift S has basically the same controllers, I don't think there will be any issues.
  • Swifty0neSwifty0ne Posts: 39
    Brain Burst
    I mean all the Hardware that is really running the game is your PC. An upgrade (if you can call it that) to the Rift S is not going to make your PC any faster or slower. They will use the same store and applications so you are good. They added the top camera on the Rift S to make it backward compatible with the original Rift. 
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