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ZeniMax and Facebook Settling VR Lawsuit

ZeniMax has agreed to settle with Facebook, Oculus, and others in their lawsuit claiming misappropriation of its virtual-reality technology. This lawsuit was first filed in May 2014 after John Carmack left Bethesda-owned id Software for Oculus, and they were awarded $500 million by the courts last year, a penalty that was later halved. This was still being appealed, but now Variety reports the legal proceedings are all settled. They say terms were not disclosed, but a paywalled post on Law360 says that appeals of a $304 million judgment have been dropped, so that may be the final cost of this. Facebook did not immediately respond to requests for a comment, but they do have a quote from Zenimax: "We are pleased that a settlement has been reached and are fully satisfied by the outcome," Robert Altman, ZeniMax’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement. "While we dislike litigation, we will always vigorously defend against any infringement or misappropriation of our intellectual property by third parties."