The fight for VR tech has gone nuclear, guys. Zenimax has officially filed a suit against Oculus VR.
The suit alleges these things:
- John Carmack is using technology he developed under Zenimax (as an id software employee) for Oculus Rift.
- By using this tech, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey broke an NDA he signed with Zenimax.
- Oculus also poached employees from Zenimax, particularly those specializing in VR.
Here’s the official statement from ZeniMax CEO Robert Altman:
Intellectual property forms the foundation of our business. We cannot ignore the unlawful exploitation of intellectual property that we develop and own, nor will we allow misappropriation and infringement to go unaddressed.
And this is Oculus VR’s response to the lawsuit:
The lawsuit filed by ZeniMax has no merit whatsoever. As we have previously said, ZeniMax did not contribute to any Oculus technology. Oculus will defend these claims vigorously.
We’ll make sure to keep you up to date on these events as they develop. In the meantime, you can get more details here.