According to a new lawsuit filed last Wednesday, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is accused of breach of contract. Total Recall, a Hawaii-based tech company, claims that it hired Luckey a few years ago to develop a head mounted display prototype after signing an NDA.
Total Recall gathered feedback and information in order to improve their device, however, it claims that Luckey used this information to work on his own product and start a Kickstarter campaign.
According to a report by The Reporter, the company is seeking “compensatory and punitive damages.” The company did not specify the amount and it seems a bit odd that it took so much time before realizing it needs to file a lawsuit.
We don’t know how much truth is behind the lawsuit and whether or not the case will stand in the court of law, but the timing couldn’t be worse for Oculus.
Oculus is planning to release a consumer version of Oculus VR sometime in Q1 2016. The Facebook-owned company is also going to showcase the device at a pre-E3 event, so we will get more updates regarding the VR device.
We will keep you informed on any and all updates regarding Total Recall vs Oculus.