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Video game giant ZeniMax sues virtual reality maker Oculus

Published on May 22, 2014 6:13 AM
Screenshot of Elder Scrolls Online, a game for computer, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. -- PHOTO: ZENIMAX ONLINE STUDIOS

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - US video game giant ZeniMax Media on Wednesday said it is suing virtual reality headgear star Oculus VR, recently bought by Facebook.

ZeniMax, whose empire includes Bethesda Softworks and id Software, filed suit in federal court in Texas accusing Oculus of misappropriating trade secrets relating to virtual reality and infringing on copyrights.

“Intellectual property forms the foundation of our business,” ZeniMax chief executive Robert Altman said in a release.

“We cannot ignore the unlawful exploitation of intellectual property that we develop and own, nor will we allow misappropriation and infringement to go unaddressed.”

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