ZeniMax takes legal action against Oculus

Posted on Thursday, May 22 2014 @ 12:58 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Neowin reports ZeniMax Media is now officially going to court over claims that Oculus stole virtual reality technology related trade secrets from ZeniMax. One of driving forces behind Oculus is id Software co-founder and coding legend John Carmack, he left ZeniMax in December to focus full-time on Oculus VR.
Today, however, ZeniMax claims that the Oculus Rift uses "trade secrets, copyrighted computer code, and technical know-how" owned by them under a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Furthermore, ZeniMax contents that Oculus VR has refused any and all of its request for compensation. A few days ago, Oculus VR denied those allegations, stating, "There is not a line of ZeniMax code or any of its technology in any Oculus products." This new development could put a damper on Facebook's plans to acquire Oculus VR for $2 billion.

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