Hello everyone.

We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.

The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.

The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.

On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.

So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.

Can Oculus work in Windows Mixed Reality?

I have an Oculus system and heard a lot about Windows Mixed reality. I see Microsoft talking about different system but haven't head about any of the popular system running VR. Please let me know.

Answers

  • Not at this time. Oculus has not chosen to make their headset work with the Windows Mixed Reality platform. Not sure if they ever will, but Microsoft has publicly stated that they would welcome them doing so.

  • Yes you can, using steam VR (preview) and the REVIVE software you can access your Oculus library. There were only 2 games that didn't work for me, one of them Elite Dangerous (although the dev will give you the steam key to install through steam (currently even the steam install is buggy with the Samsung Odyssey in the current preview steam vr state)). Otherwise the rest work well and this allows me to purchase games in the Oculus store now since I can use them on other devices (I have the Oculus Rift, Vive, and now the Odyssey).
    I haven't been able to get Vorpx working or non-VR game play with virtual theater (steam VR, bigscreen beta, virtual desktop, or VORPX) yet. Looking forward to consumer release of steam mixed reality software in the hope this works.
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