Earlier this evening VRFocus reported on an update to the ongoing lawsuit between Zenimax Media and Oculus VR, in which Zenimax now claim that the technology for the Oculus Rift software development kit (SDK) was in fact developed by their research team. Now, Oculus VR has issued a statement regarding the matter to VRFocus.
The lawsuit update, filed earlier this evening, suggests that not only did Oculus VR unlawfully obtain technology and research from Zenimax (through John Carmack), but also that a story was fabricated to make the commonly known creator of the Oculus Rift, Palmer Luckey, appear to be just that. Instead, Luckey allegedly recognised the rising popularity of virtual reality (VR) and obtained Zenimax’s technologies for his own use.
Responding to the claims, and Oculus VR spokesperson offered the following statement to VRFocus:
“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.”
The lawsuit will be going to trial, although no date has yet been set. VRFocus will of course keep you updated with all the latest details.