Oculus says ‘tens of thousands’ of its new controllers include secret messages

If you are an early purchaser of the Oculus Quest or Oculus Rift S headphones, you may receive a hidden message on your motion controllers. Oculus executive Nate Mitchell tweeted today that sentences "This space to rent" and "Freemasons were here" had been printed in components for "tens of thousands" of controllers Touch. The Easter eggs were supposed to only appear in the prototypes, but Mitchell says that "they accidentally installed themselves in the internal hardware of tens of thousands of touch controllers."

"Although I appreciate the Easter eggs, these were inappropriate and should have been removed … The integrity and functionality of the hardware were not compromised, and we have fixed our process so that this does not happen again", Mitchell tweeted . He added that a small number of development kits included the messages "Big Brother is Watching" or "Hi iFixit! See you!" – referring to the prominent hardware repair site, allegedly not appearing on any consumer device.

Business Insider reported on today's tweets, but Out of Mitchell's apology, this is the first thing we've heard from the messages, and a spokesperson for Oculus' parent company, Facebook, confirmed that he's talking about the drivers for the upcoming Quest and Rift S, not the original Touch controllers. that were released in 2016. It is assumed that these new headphones will be released next month, and apparently Oculus discovered the messages once they had been incorporated into some consumer hardware.

Facebook is constantly battling the spying accusations of its users, so including secret conspiracy messages inside a hardware product is probably not the best idea of ​​. But it's clearly one of the funniest and most innocuous things a Facebook executive has apologized for lately.

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