ZeniMax is getting only half of the amount originally awarded in the Oculus lawsuit


Did you think that the Oculus vs. ZeniMax lawsuit was over when ZeniMax was awarded $500 million in its legal battle with the VR manufacturer? That’s silly; this lawsuit and associated wrangling will outlast the stars themselves. The judge in the case has cut the award from $500 million to $250 million while also denying an injunction against the sale of the headsets. That’s a bit of a black eye for ZeniMax, with a statement that the company is considering its next steps.

For those of you who no longer recall why these two companies were fighting like newly divorced parents, the courts found Oculus guilty of using proprietary software and copyright infringement when developing the Oculus Rift. ZeniMax Media is of course the parent company of Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax Online Studios, the latter of which is in charge of The Elder Scrolls Online, so that’s very much relevant for both MMOs and future VR developments. If you need a bit more recap, we’ve got our whole roundup of coverage of the trial below for your enjoyment.


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A Dad Supreme

250 million.

They can make a new MMO for that amount.

Kickstarter Donor

I really wish they would screw up and sue the wrong people & get their heads handed to them …


Yawn… Wake me up when we get the real decision.


As a heads up, they also mentioned they were pretty pleased with their forays into VR.

As I’ve said for a while, you throw a good game out there, it’s going to do well.

Sally Bowls

Thx for the update.

I frequently read comments that talk about something being decided with the first law/lawsuit. IMO, if SCOTUS or ECJ has not spoken, I question if it is really decided but lack a legal clue as to the odds. Might be but might not. E.g., Milwaukee VR Park laws