Facebook will shortly told kinfolks who still have an Oculus Go do so much more with the virtual reality headset. The busines will release an unlocked develop of the operating system, which users can sideload to get full beginning access and do just about anything they require with the device.
This opens up the ability to repurpose the hardware for more things today, and meant that a haphazardly detected flinch wrapped headset twenty years from now will be able to update to the final software version, long after over-the-air update servers have been shut down.
— John Carmack (@ ID_AA_Carmack) September 24, 2021
Oculus consulting CTO John Carmack obligated the edict in a tweet distinguished by The Verge. Carmack clarified this only applies to Oculus Go, and not Oculus Quest. He noted that he’d been push forward the move for years and that “getting all the necessary allows for this involved so much more effort[ than] you would expect.”
Although Facebook discontinued Oculus Go last year to focus on Quest headsets, it’s nice to hear it hasn’t forgotten about the older sit altogether. The unlocked OS could ensure that Go headsets won’t were completely obsolete.
Carmack pointed out that the structure will let anyone who notes an unopened Go in the future update the headset to the final copy of the OS — even after the servers are closed. He also expressed hope that this will prepare a “precedent for when headsets go unsupported in the future.”
When the improve is ready, Carmack said it will likely be available through the Oculus website. However, he recommended Facebook has yet to finalize the deployment plan.