Currently, all Rift owners are facing an issue when turning on their headset. They are getting a notification stating “Cant Reach Oculus Runtime Service” due to their certificate expiring. So Oculus has issued the following statement.
“We are aware of and actively investigating an issue impacting ability to access Rift software. Our teams apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing you and appreciate your patience while we work on a resolution.”
Yesterday, we reported problems with the Nvidia driver updates that were effecting VR users. Now they have to address their own internal problems with an expired certificate. 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. Stay tuned.”
We're aware of an issue affecting Rift on PC, and we're working on resolving now. Stay tuned.
— Nate Mitchell (@natemitchell) March 7, 2018
We aren’t quite sure when the problem will be fixed but it is affecting all the current Oculus Rift users. This is also affecting developers and companies using the Rift professionally at events, conferences, and more. Certain people and companies won’t be able to give demos of their VR game or VR experience until this is addressed.
In the mean time, if you really need to access the Oculus, here’s a quick fix. According to a YouTuber named Tyriel Wood, all you need to do is roll back the date and time on Oculus.
But for the certificate problem, we’ll be providing an update as soon as we hear from the Oculus team.