Oculus CTO John Carmack is suing his former employer ZeniMax for $22.5 million
he says he is still owed by the company from its purchase of id Software.
Carmack was at the center of a contentious case over VR technology that resulted
in Zenimax winning a $500M
judgment from Oculus
, and he says the refusal to pay him his due is "sour
) has the text of the suit and offer this outlook:
filed by Carmack says that ZeniMax won't pay the remaining sum for id Software
because of the intellectual property lawsuit -- but it notes that the jury did
not find Carmack liable for misappropriation of trade secrets or copyright
"ZeniMax's invocation of the same alleged acts that it just went to trial on is
an exercise in bad faith and distraction, not a legitimate basis to avoid paying
the money it owes from its purchase of id Software," the lawsuit says.