Oculus Reponds To ZeniMax’s Claims About Stolen Code In VR Technology
Following last month’s filing of a lawsuit against Oculus by ZeniMax, the developers behind the highly anticipated VR technology have responded to ZeniMax’s claims, calling them totally baseless and silly.
ZeniMax had originally claimed that Oculus used codes written by their ex-employee (and ID Software co-founder) John Carmack, who wrote them when he was working at ZeniMax on their own VR technology.
A PR representative of Oculus called these accusations by ZeniMax as silly and a money grabbing attempt by them.
The response claims that ZeniMax only took the interest in Oculus after the technology was purchased earlier by Facebook and never raised any copyright infringement claims prior to the $2 billion deal with Facebook.
The response even shows early prototype images of Oculus in development by its inventor Palmer Luckey. Oculus believes that ZeniMax is now regretting their earlier decision when they had a chance to invest in the technology but decided to pass and are now looking for a “quick payout.”
According to Oculus, ZeniMax has still been unable to identify those specific lines of code which they claim were stolen from them even after the coding of Oculus was made available thereby “The lawsuit is nothing more than ZeniMax seeking to correct for a massive missed opportunity through the assertion of meritless litigation.
Oculus’ full (and quite lengthy) response can be read here.
What are your thoughts about this claim by ZeniMax? So far, Facebook has been pretty quiet on this front, do you think the social media giant will ultimately support Oculus or stay silent on the matter?
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