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ZeniMax might try to stop Oculus Rift sales until Oculus alters code

by Joey Davidson | February 2, 2017February 2, 2017 2:30 pm PDT

Yesterday, a jury ruled that Oculus owes ZeniMax $500 million after finding founder Palmer Luckey broke a non-disclosure agreement. Now, word has it that ZeniMax might seek an injunction.

A ZeniMax spokesperson told Polygon that they’re considering attempting to cease retail sales of the Oculus Rift until Oculus changes their code. Here’s the statement:

“We will consider what further steps we need to take to ensure there will be no ongoing use of our misappropriated technology…including by seeking an injunction to restrain Oculus and Facebook from their ongoing use of computer code that the jury found infringed ZeniMax’s copyrights.”

Jury found Oculus CTO John Carmack took game source code

In a separate ruling that didn’t award additional damages to ZeniMax, the jury found that Oculus CTO John Carmack took the source code for Rage and other files when he left ZeniMax. Those files supposedly contained data relating to the ZeniMax VR tech.

We’ll let you know if ZeniMax decides to pursue this route and if they succeed.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...