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May 23

Oculus Rift maker sued over virtual reality technology | Technology | theguardian.com

Oculus Rift is being sued by ZeniMax Media. Zenimax claims that its intellectual property, as well as the expertise of their employees was used to develop the Oculus Rift headset.

The company filed a lawsuit on Wednesday that asserts that Oculus founder Palmer Luckey was just a “college-age video-game enthusiast” working on a “primitive virtual reality headset” when he sought the help of ZeniMax employee John Carmack

John Carmack is considered to be one of the greatest programmers in the industry. Carmack was still working for ZeniMax¬† when he, according to the lawsuit, started to provide technical assistance to Oculus Rift for developing their Virtual reality headset.. The lawsuit also alleges that ZeniMax employees “literally transformed the Rift by adding physical hardware components and developing specialised software for its operation.”

What this lawsuit  now means for the upcoming consumer version of the Rift and whether it may delay its release remains to be seen.

Found at Oculus Rift maker sued over virtual reality technology | Technology | theguardian.com.