has a response from Oculus VR to recent
from ZeniMax that Oculus is using technology that belongs to
ZeniMax to develop their upcoming VR headsets. Here's the bulleted
- 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 (developer.oculusvr.com),
ZeniMax has never identified any ‘stolen’ code or technology."