Oculus Rift headsets knocked offline due to software error

Every Oculus Rift VR headset bricked due to expired certificate

Oculus is investigating an issue keeping people from enjoying their Oculus Rifts.

At the moment, some Rift owners are experiencing an issue where their VR headset gets stuck displaying a black screen when a PC wakes from sleep.

Where were you the day the Oculus Rifts died? "Our teams apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing you and appreciate your patience while we work on a resolution". Nat Mitchell, Co-Founder and Head of Rift at Oculus, also tweeted out "We're aware of an issue affecting Rift on PC, and we're working on resolving now". The certificate had expired, and Oculus said it is "looking at a few different ways to resolve the issue". Note, however, that this may cause problems with services like Windows' automatic updates.

Reports quickly began to pile up on Twitter, Facebook and Steam, with Oculus Rift user groups and forums for VR videogames such as Echo Arena seeing large threads develop with an increasing number of users reporting the same issue.

"I'm in Norway, tried 3 different computers, all are the same..." wrote one customer. The problem seems to have resulted from Oculus failing to update an expired certificate with the update, which is now leaving users with an error message saying that the system "Can't Reach Oculus Runtime Service".

Just let my Oculus software update and the OculusAppFramework.dll file has a new certificate, so after that you can set the time back to normal.

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