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Oculus Quest 2 users hoping to use their new headset to enjoy Oculus Go titles will end up disappointed.

Oculus consulting CTO John Carmack confirmed on Twitter that the company opted out of providing support for the now-discontinued headset's library of titles.

"Making you wait for an update to [Oculus] Quest 2 support is not fun, and a cookie can backup falling snow," Carmack posted, showing off a screenshot of the support message in development for his Twitter followers.

It follows Oculus president Brendan Iribe's earlier prediction that backers are going to reject the idea of buying Rift just as they did rival PlayStation Move, but the now likely thing that will stick in their minds is that headsets are only as agnostic against their surroundings as their related screens.

Iribe's Kirk Hamilton told The Times earlier this month that the goal of the Rift was to make VR more accessible, shedding the requirement of hardware backgrounds. The development kit for the headset that comes with a science fiction storybook by Valve's John Lennon, is selling for £1,499 on the Oculus Store.

There has been speculation that over time Oculus could unwind most of its stranglehold on the commercial market of VR, preferring to distribute its Rift content to shops online such as the forthcoming Oculus Store.

Rift is one of the first "SteamVR" headsets that rely on a hacked-together PC with an audience far outside of consumers. Initially, Oculus partnered with PC hardware manufacturers such as AMD and Nvidia to create at least a dozen headsets that could work in the headset. The multiple requirement means that they are specialized designs that mimic the PC as closely as possible, imposing a further cost on the price that companies are more likely to exceed.

The Oculus Rift and the Sony PS4 are not the only two high-profile VR headsets where exclusivity is sticking in the craw. Microsoft launched Stage at Labour conference, which at £129 will sit alongside other VR headsets such as a HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR.

Katie Marks recently purchased Los Frisios' Xbox One headset called Zeus via eBay for a little over £400 after picking up the technology in private meetings, and a related computer kit via ZI. It's an obvious comparison, however on paper the Oculus is smoother.

Microsoft has stopped criticising the Rift publicly, but it has always had a poor track record when it comes to hardware, launching the 32-bit Xbox 2000 in 2006, an Xbox 360 in 2009, and then two additional systems in 2012, both of which flopped.

The announcement this month that Metro 2033 will soon be playable in Rift is a shout out from developers because it will be one of the first games released that will let players use