Bethesda’s parent company Zenimax accuses Palmer Luckey of stealing Oculus Rift tech

A spokesperson for Oculus has hit back at a complaint filed against them by ZeniMax.

The spokesperson, who gave comments to Gamespot noted that, “This complaint filed by ZeniMax is one-sided and conveys only ZeniMax’s interpretation of the story. We continue to believe this case has no merit, and we will address all of ZeniMax’s allegations in court.”

ZeniMax, who help publish Fallout, originally filed against the company for what they perceived to be stolen property committed by Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR.Fallout 4

The allegation primary pointed towards intellectual property theft by Luckey and the company. The suit claims that Luckey took information from ZeniMax to then implement into design at Oculus.

Also, according to the lawsuit, Luckey copied “thousands” of documents onto a portable hard-drive before leaving the company, some of which were undoubtedly valuable to ZeniMax.

They claim that Luckey himself used the computer code from ZeniMax as a template or basis for building new VR technology at Oculus.



The lawsuit then suggests that Facebook, Oculus’s parent company, are also to blame. The suit claims that Facebook helped to steal the IP from Luckey’s previous company.

ZeniMax also alleges that through the use of Facebook as a parent company, Luckey was able to cultivate a “fake” image of a successful, genius entrepreneur, which ZeniMax disputes.

ZeniMax wishes to take the trial in front of a jury, so they are incredibly serious about what they have alleged has happened. Oculus has stated that they are happy to address the claims made by ZeniMax in court.



ZeniMax wishes to be fully compensated for what they believe is theft on behalf of VR technology that they say has been implemented at Oculus.