All Oculus Rift headsets have stopped working

Every Oculus Rift VR headset bricked due to expired certificate

The "Cant Reach Oculus Runtime Services" error has been caused by an expired certificate for the OculusAppFramework.dll, which was created in 2015 and not renewed since.

Reports of failing Oculus Rift headsets are everywhere this morning, from Twitter to Reddit to the Oculus forums.

Tens of thousands of Oculus Rift users have run into a odd error today which effectively disabled their headsets.

Today is the day the Oculus Rift died.

The Oculus Rift has been selling particularly well over the last few months, but unfortunately it looks like users are starting to run into issues.

An Oculus staffer on the company's forums further confirmed the issues, apologizing on behalf of the company.

"We are aware of and [are] actively investigating an issue impacting [the] ability to access Rift software", the Facebook-owned Oculus is telling users and the press.

If an expired certificate is the cause of the errors, Oculus will likely have to issue a patch in order to fix the problems.

The best advice, for now, is to sit tight until Oculus can get an update out to re-validate its software. We'll share more updates here as we have them. Thankfully, there appears to be a workaround at present - by disabling the Automatically set System date and time option inside Windows, then changing your PC's date to a week or so ago, when the certificate was still valid.

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