The actual consumer version of the Oculus Rift isn’t coming out until next year for those eagerly anticipating a VR headset release that will change the face of gaming. That release date assumes that the company isn’t demolished by lawsuits before then, of course – and one has recently been leveled against Oculus VR and its founder, Palmer Luckey. It accuses the company of stealing information.
Hawaiian company Total Recall Technologies is claiming that Luckey was hired to develop VR technologies for them in 2011 and that he stole the technologies he had been working on to create the Oculus Rift. It’s a pretty serious accusation, although one wonders what took the accusers so long to point something out. The lawsuit seeks damages but does not specify an amount; it remains to be seen what impact, if any, this will have on the Rift’s long-term rollout.