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Oculus VR Responds to Claims Saying They Stole Technologies from ZeniMax

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  • Oculus VR Responds to Claims Saying They Stole Technologies from ZeniMax

    After ZeniMax accused Oculus VR of stealing technologies that supposedly belonged to ZeniMax last week, the virtual reality company fired back today against those claims from ZeniMax.

    Oculus VR released a statement saying that they "are disappointed but not surprised by ZeniMax's actions and we will prove that all its claims are false." They also listed many of the key points that they say are relevant to the battle.
    • There is not a line of Zenimax code or any of its technology in any Oculus products.
    • John Carmack did not take any intellectual property from ZeniMax.
    • ZeniMax has misstated the purposes and language of the ZeniMax non-disclosure agreement that Palmer Luckey signed.
    • A key reason that John permanently left ZeniMax in August of 2013 was that ZeniMax prevented John from working on VR, and stopped investing in VR games across the company.
    • ZeniMax canceled VR support for Doom 3 BFG when Oculus refused ZeniMax’s demands for a non-dilutable equity stake in Oculus.
    • ZeniMax did not pursue claims against Oculus for IP or technology, ZeniMax has never contributed any IP or technology to Oculus, and only after the Facebook deal was announced has ZeniMax now made these claims through its lawyers.
    • Despite the fact that the full source code for the Oculus SDK is available online, ZeniMax has never identified any ‘stolen’ code or technology."

    Oh gosh, this is going to be interesting to keep a watch on in the coming weeks and months.

    (via Gamespot)