Back in 2014, ZeniMax media sued Oculus VR for apparently stealing their secrets to make the rift. At the middle of all this is John Carmack who was formerly in id software which was under ZeniMax but later joined Oculus in 2013.
This lawsuit was filed in may 2014, some weeks after Facebook acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion. Almost two years after the lawsuit was filed, the trial has finally begun in Dallas, Texas. According to a statement gotten by Upload VR from an oculus spokesperson, it reads:
“We’re eager to present our case in court. Oculus and its founders have invested a wealth of time and money in VR because we believe it can fundamentally transform the way people interact and communicate. We’re disappointed that another company is using wasteful litigation to attempt to take credit for technology that it did not have the vision, expertise, or patience to build.”
The trial is going to be on for up to three weeks and according to ZeniMax’s lawyer Tony Sammi, we will get to see live witnesses like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.