Zenimax Awarded $500 Million in Oculus Lawsuit

Following a swift court preceding in Austin, Texas, a jury has found in favor of Zenimax after a much longer dispute between the publisher and Facebook-owned Oculus. In the ruling, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey was said to have violated a non-disclosure agreement with Zenimax, though no trade secrets or intellectual property were stolen. In this fallout, Oculus owes $250 million, Palmer Luckey owes $50, and Brendan Iribe, former CEO and current PC VR lead, owes $150 million. In a release to CNN, an Oculus spokeswoman said:

The heart of this case was about whether Oculus stole ZeniMax’s trade secrets, and the jury found decisively in our favor. We’re obviously disappointed by a few other aspects of today’s verdict, but we are undeterred.

Oculus currently plans on appealing this ruling, and Zenimax is considering a push to halt all sales on the Oculus Rift.


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