Oculus Rift update finally lets you install games to a different drive

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My solid-state hard drive is 99-percent full, and it’s all because of virtual reality.

Oculus VR, the Facebook subsidiary responsible for the Rift virtual reality headset, has updated the device’s software today and added a key feature that users the option to install their games on a different drive. Up to this point, the Oculus software would automatically add every download to the same drive where you have Windows installed. For me — and many others — Windows is on my smaller, faster SSD, and I only installed four games before running out of space. Meanwhile, I didn’t have the option to move any of that data over to my relatively empty 3TB hard drive. Giving users the choice to use different storage locations means that consumers may have a lot more space, and that could lead to a lot more spending in a VR market that analysts from SuperData Research predict will generate $40 billion in revenues by 2020.

But while Oculus will let new Rift owners immediately and easily install their games to other drives, you’re going to have to jump through some hoops if you already own the device, according to the Oculus support page. Here’s how to do it:

Restoring your game saves and app data from backup

Let GamesBeat know if you have any problems with this complicated process.

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