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Facebook's Oculus ships VR show their hidden messages to users

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2019-04-15 16:50:11


The Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest devices from the company that specializes in reality VR, Oculus, are virtual reality lenses for video games. However, it seems that these are currently offering a little more than just virtual reality, trying to communicate with the user, showing certain messages.

Many Oculus devices are showing messages to their users, where some turn out to be something "terrifying", such as "Big brother is watching", the famous phrase allusive to the iconic novel of utipia called 1984 of the writer George Orgell.

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Nate Mitchell, co-founder of Oculus, clarified that these hidden messages, which are now showing the devices, has been a production error of them (the company). Apparently, these were some phrases that had been integrated into prototypes that would be distributed internally for tests, but then in the production phase for sale, they forgot to eliminate such a feature. Likewise, he apologized to the users who acquired these devices that present such detail, alluding to it as "Easter eggs" (given that they were hidden surprises in the dispotivos).

"Unfortunately, some 'easter egg' tags meant for prototypes were accidentally incorporated into the internal hardware of tens of thousands of touch controllers." on Twitter the co-founder of Oculus, referring to the hardware that will accompany the new Oculus The Quest and Rift S headphones will be launched this spring.




"The messages in the final production hardware say 'This space to rent' and 'The Masons were here.' Some development kits included [the phrase] 'Big Brother is Watching' and 'Hello iFixit! We See You!' but those were limited to non-consumer units, "clarified Mitchell. The last two messages were only in the prototypes sent to the developers. (iFixit is a group-based online spare parts and manuals company that aims to teach consumers how to repair their own electronic devices and reduce waste).


Nate Mitchell revealed that the sentences were about certain internal jokes about media and software, but also apologized because they were not considered appropriate, "While I appreciate the Easter eggs," these were inappropriate and the hardware was not compromised. , and we've fixed our process so it does not happen again. "


Some of the final units destined for consumers will include these messages because they have reached the final version and since it does not affect the functionality of the device, the company decided to continue.