Oculus: This complaint filed by ZeniMax is one-sided
The VR titan responds to Zenimax’s claims of tech theft involving the Oculus SDK.
The 2 year-old lawsuit filed by ZeniMax against the VR titan Oculus gets an update from the latter’s side today as ZeniMax’s new addition to their legal complaint now indicates that John Carmack, co-founder and former major figure in iD Software, and now Chieft Technology Officer of Oculus, has stolen ZeniMax’s, who is also the parent company of iD, technological concepts and used them in Oculus’ VR tech, the “Rift”.
According to the recent addition in ZeniMax’s complaint, Carmack “copied thousands of documents from a computer at ZeniMax to a USB storage device” in addition, ZeniMax’ also adds that after his termination from the company, Carmack “returned to ZeniMax’s premises to take a customized tool for developing VR Technology belonging to ZeniMax that itself is part of ZeniMax’s VR technology“.
In addition to Carmack, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is also hit by ZeniMax as he is discredited for “inventing” the now popular VR technology concept, which ZeniMax states that was originally developed by them.
Oculus VR issues a short statement regarding these new developments on the 2 year old lawsuit stating that the case one sided and is only stating ZeniMax’s side of the story. Oculus also adds that they believe that the case itself bears no merit and is willing to answer ZeniMax’s claim in legal court.
This complaint filed by ZeniMax is one-sided and conveys only ZeniMax’s interpretation of the story. We continue to believe this case has no merit, and we will address all of ZeniMax’s allegations in court
Oculus VR has been hit with a lot of controversy since its development, up until its release, with some notable ones being the sudden price jump of its consumer version which was about double from the originally estimated estimated price, and shipping issues for pre-ordered devices during its official launch.