ZeniMax and Oculus have finally settled their multi-year lawsuit – out of court

    
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When John Carmack and ZeniMax settled their long-running legal dispute earlier this fall, we noted that the companies were continuing to appeal how much money Oculus would be pay out to ZeniMax Media as a result of the trade secrets lawsuit that’s been running the better part of the last four years. As it turns out, we may never know, as Oculus and ZeniMax have settled out of court.

“ZeniMax Media Inc. announced today that it had agreed to settle the litigation it brought against Facebook, Oculus and others for the unlawful misappropriation of its breakthrough VR technology that ZeniMax had developed,” ZeniMax wrote in its press release today. “The case was tried in the Federal District Court in Dallas in January 2017, resulting in a jury verdict in favor of ZeniMax for $500,000,000, and other relief. Subsequently, the District Court reduced the damage award to $250,000,000, and the parties appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The appeal was pending when the settlement was reached with Facebook. The terms of the settlement are confidential.”

Let’s hope today is the last time I ever have to updated our complete list of coverage of this particular legal drama, shall we?

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Armsbend

Hooray! Now everyone can go back to forgetting VR exists.

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Utakata

Yes, a pointless battle over a novice technology. /sigh

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Robert Mann

A pointless, multi-million dollar battle. The insanity of disproportion…

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Utakata

…they probably spent more money fighting each other than developing the product. O.o

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The only money made will probably be from the lawsuit. Recuperating sunk costs is a win in this case.

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Arktouros

I still maintain my VR experiences were some of the most unique moments in my 20 years gaming and the concept there is unbelievable.

However I will say I am extremely disappointed in the lack of technological progress with it. It’s becoming more of a technical tool used by businesses/schools than really a new form of entertainment.

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Armsbend

I think the costs are too high – with little in the way of sales – for entertainment right now. Maybe forever.

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Utakata

I can see that.

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A Dad Supreme

Already bought the PS4 PSVR Creed/SuperHot bundle this year for $250.

Sorry, Mr. Zuckerberg…

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Oleg Chebeneev

Get Resident Evil 7. Ive heard its dope in VR

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A Dad Supreme

I’m too chicken to buy it. I’m working my way up with Until Dawn: Rush of Blood first.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Speaking of lawsuits, Crytek vs Cloud Imperium Games fight was finally resolved recently with Crytek’s lawsuit being dismissed by the court. Crushing defeat for Crytek and all haters.

Poor Derek Smart. Must feelbad to be ALWAYS wrong. Hah.

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April-Rain

I saw no mention of Crytek vs Cloud in the original story so why bring it up along with Derick Smart?

On another note I bet Zenimax still got a substantial pay out, I really want an oculas for Eurotruck sim 2 and elite but the zuckerberg/ facebook connection really puts me off.

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Utakata

Trolling the troll? o.O

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cmdr_cotic

I was under the impression that parts of the mtd were granted but the option for crytek to contest remains. Not that the whole case has been dismissed as you claim.

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silverlock

Most recently the whole thing was dismissed but Crytek can still amend but that would almost certainly be a waste of time and money.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgZTmvB3buQ if you want all the legal stuff.

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April-Rain

I have since read up on this tonight as Oleg annoyed me by trolling and the law suit is still on, CIG have won the motion on the issue on of 2.4 of the licence agreement which Crytech have 21 days to address and comeback on which they well could do and she could reverse this ruling.

THIS IS NOT THE LAWSUIT OVER OR WON BY CIG.

In easy terms it means CRYTECH can not use 2.4 in the lawsuit unless they address it further.

4 of 6 complaints are still on.

The video above/ click bait and various others on youtube are great adverts on why these so called youtube lawyers make youtube video’s and dont have a day job.

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silverlock

Your info is old and the video above is from a real life copy right attorney.

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Arktouros

I really like that channel, he had good insight on the lockbox thing in the context of baseball card packs for example.

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Oleg Chebeneev

/facepalm
SC hater cant admit defeat. Oh well..

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April-Rain

/facepalm lol