One company left with a massive sum of money, but the story is far from being over.
ZeniMax Media won no less than half a billion (!!!) dollars as the co-founder of Oculus; Palmer Luckey failed to comply with a non-disclosure agreement. Polygon says Luckey had violated the ZeniMax non-disclosure agreement during the Oculus Rift’s infancy. They also claimed that John Carmack, the current CTO of Oculus used code from ZeniMax to create the Virtual Reality headset’s prototype. However, the jury said that Oculus did not steal or misappropriate trade secrets in the development of the Rift.
Also, a statement sent to GamesIndustry says that ZeniMax might seek an injunction to restrain Oculus and Facebook from their ongoing use of computer code that the jury found infringed ZeniMax’s copyrights, which means the Rift might be pulled from shelves for a while.
ZeniMax doesn’t stop with the money (don’t forget, they own Arkane and id Software via Bethesda and a few more!), so Mark Zuckerberg might have a few more sleepless nights.