If Oculus wanted Vive owners on the OH store why don't they make a wrapper like Steam has?
If Oculus say Valve won't give them permission for the Vive wrapper then why don't Oculus just retract their permission for the Rift wrapper on Steam?
What advantage does Oculus have letting Rift users on Steam?
Why does it take a third party hack like Revive to give Vive users access to Oculus software?
Why did Oculus try to unhack ReVive if they are in favour of allowing Vive users on OH and at the time install even more DRM?
The facts have always been the same since day one. Oculus need exclusives to draw people to OH because it can't compete with a globally established online retail store like Steam. It can't support Vive because more people 'might' buy the Vive HMD over the Rift HMD and then Oculus would slowly lose market share.
Steam doesn't care about different VR HMD's coming to their store as long as they are buying software.
Sweeney is a smart guy he took Oculus's money to make a better game but now he wants that game to reach the whole VR community and not what he see's as 33% (arguable) of the market. Right or wrongly...
I actually think Epic shouldn't have taken Oculus's money. Oculus should make their own games for their own store.
Oculus's failure is to model its business on Apple or Sony who make their own hardware and OS. Oculus is reliant on PC hardware and Windows OS which is directly used by the competition and easily hacked. Apple and Sony have a wall of protection through propriety hardware/software while Oculus has none.
There was a little post I made before Christmas and it passed most people by and that is Oculus and Valve are working together in the newly formed Chronos group so this whole argument could be mute pretty fast.
Have a read if you haven't already.
December 6th 2016 – SIGGRAPH Asia - Macau – The Khronos™Group,
an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies, today
announced a call for participation in a new initiative to define a
cross-vendor, royalty-free, open standard for access to modern virtual
reality (VR) devices.
This is Supported by Oculus and Valve.
Its going to be an interesting 2017.