In their happy litigation filled excitement, Wolfenstein and Elder Scrolls publisher Zenimax has brought up a lawsuit against Oculus VR.
Things are about to get ugly, i think Zenimax doesnt know who they are dealing with, this isn´t Interplay or Mojang this is Facebook.
I'd rather think they know exactly who they are dealing with. An opponent who actually has money. Now that FB is in the boat...
Zuckie will hire Harvey_goddamn_Specter and his bitch, Mike and level the case flat on its arse. Just wait and see.
I think the CEO of Zenimax was a former lawyer. Yerrrp! http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Things are about to go megaton
After round one which occurred a few weeks ago, I do not believe Zenimax would have filed suit if they did not feel they had a case.
majiebeast facebook is no doubt big but don't think for a second that Zenimax are small. This will not go to the court and will be settled outside. But if it goes to the court than Zenimax actually have a case Their EX employee was working on something along VR tech and he took all that Knowledge to a different company that made 2 plus billion. Zenimax paid for that Employee's pay so in a way he took the research and development that Zenimax paid for to another company Also i love how y'all are calling out Zenimax over some rumored bad treatment of few developers, how many of you would sue if we were talking about 2 plus BILLION dollars. Easy to talk about being gamers and all when your money isn't on the line
Just because someone went to work for another company doesn't mean that the new company is automatically infringing. The fact that he was working on VR in one place, then went elsewhere to work on VR, doesn't mean that they have a solid case. People take their expertise from company to company all the time. Bringing expertise and bringing IP are two different things. Zenimax will have to prove that code he developed while on the clock at Zenimax is being used in a product at Facebook.
Its really funny how zenimax turned up the heat when they got 2 billion dollars. I can't say if he stole it or not but from what I hear they inquired about this before facebook bought it. I would like to think they would go out of their way to re code and make things legal before a 2 billion dollar buy out. If not they would be really stupid. I am pretty sure Oculus is perfectly fine.
I think thats the point. They are hoping this never goes to trial and that facebook settles with them out of court. Chump change for facebook is millions to everyone else.
And so it begins....
I hope Zenimax loses... they've come across as bullies over the last few years
The people giving you disagrees must be ignorant of the facts.
Fun Fact: ZeniMax owns Bethesda.
The rotten apple doesn't fall far from the rotten tree.
Is it just me or is Bethesda/Zenimax the most sue happy company in the industry?
bs bullys first of all my wfies friend has worked with id software from hish ouse for over 20 plus years name is chuck he invented vr tech they have every right to sue. its chucks work i been in mans house played it only diffrence is you could feel the stuff also they didnt release it to genral public cuz of side effects. you can loop form vr people will get set in one these alterante vr realitys stay there turst me vr tech back then was not mean for genral consumers it still is not now its very dangerous tech if chuck isi n this zenimax won thats if id software is sitll fused with zenimax if not then zenimax is trying to steal chucks work deserves shove it up there arse
No guy who's been working for 20 years invented VR tech. VR is way older than 20 years.
Haha. Reminds me of when Monster (they make cables) got sue happy and sued Monster Energy Drinks and everything else with "Monster" on it. They tried to sue Disney, too. Big mistake. Guess who won that...
Zenimax wants some of that kickstarter-backed facebook sale. Btw, what portion of the money did kickstarters get for the sale of oculus rift? I mean...I hope they didn't pay money out of their pockets so a handful of oculus members could get rich. Right? If so, I could really use all of your help. Give me money...for science...or something.
That's exactly what happened sadly. It's highly doubtful kickstand backers will see any kind of money But at the same time they kinda agreed to such terms when donating.
You aren't investing or getting equity when you donate money to a kickstarter. All you are doing is giving your money in the hopes that it makes an idea a reality. Those of us that donated money to the Oculus Rift kickstarter were hoping the consumer Rift would one day be a reality. Now the chances are better than ever that it will be.
Zenimax wants to be on Social Network 2. Michael Cera could be John Carmack.
lol they should behave there hungry for some of that pie(money)
i'm not giving kraptaku a click - why, exactly, is zenimax suing?
roflmao yup my friend is on side thats getting sued zenimax is going down
What the hell are they suing for? The way this press release is worded, it sounds like they think Palmer just came along and stole it. Most of what goes into a VR headset is simply repurposed phone parts (screen, glass (lenses), plastic case, basic sensors like gyro and position tracking, etc). The only thing left to rationally sue for is the software. Seems like they're butthurt that Carmack jumped ship and took his brain with him.
Zenny wants some of that FB money.
Yeah, cause f**k gaming and any progress towards an innovative device, we want money! - ZeniMax 2014 Im getting so tired of all these sweaty money-grabbing publishers, 90% of them dont give a flying shit about games, nor have they ever played any themselves.. they only see $$$ and picked the gaming industry to get it lol
so they shouldn't try to fight for the fact John D. Carmack use to work for Zenimax and they were the ones paying his Salary while he was doing R&D on VR tech? this isn't about gaming this is about a company that paid John Carmack for his work than he took that work and made another company billions. Zenimax actually have a legit case watch this get settled out of court(we may never know for how much)but it won't be pocket change money.
Yes im aware of the case, perhaps this wasnt the best example for me to lash out to ZeniMax and other publishers, but they still make me cringe Cant they just ask back the same amount of money they paid Carmack with? I have a feeling all this could interfere with the VR if they start claiming the tech itself
Omnisonne well we are talking about Billions so who knows how much they will ask for
Huh. Thought they filed it weeks ago.
Wow. Arent those greedy bastards getting enough cash from that God awful Elder Scrolls Online game?
They saw how much facebook bought this for and now want a piece of the pie.
I hope Zenimax wins, anyone who has worked at a corporate job anywhere and has actually read their contracts know that anything created under the employ of a corporation loses all rights to their inventions. And this guy cashing out after all the donations to make VR as a big FU to his backers is just karma kicking him. I hope he loses hard.
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