An independent coder has already managed to get "exclusive" Oculus Rift games working on its competitor, the HTC Vive.

The developer, CrossVR, released a plug-in called Revive that "works by reimplementing functions from the Oculus Runtime and translating them to OpenVR calls."

"Unfortunately, Oculus has implemented a Code Signing check on the Runtime DLLs, therefore the Revive DLLs cannot be used unless the application is patched," CrossVR says on their GitHub page.

Currently, only platformer Lucky's Tale and the Oculus Dreamdeck demo app have been patched to run on the system.

Oculus' response suggests that the company will take steps to protect its exclusives from such workarounds in the future.

"This is a hack, and we don't condone it," the company said.

"Users should expect that hacked games won't work indefinitely, as regular software updates to games, apps, and our platform are likely to break hacked software."