Facebook crosses coming years, billions in Oculus

Facebook crosses coming years, billions in Oculus

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Facebook crosses the next ten years another $ 3 billion in the development of the virtualrealitytechnologie of subsidiary Oculus.

That has Facebook-ceo Mark Zuckerberg said as a witness in a lawsuit against Oculus.

The company ZeniMax claims that its former employee John Carmack, the founder of Oculus, without the consent ideas it has stolen from the company. That he would have to turn the Oculus is a success and the startup for billions to sell to Facebook.

Zuckerberg denied the allegation and said that Oculus nothing wrong had been done, reports the New York Times Wednesday. In the lawsuit damages of $ 2 billion required.


The court said Zuckerberg also that “good virtual reality not there yet,” and that “five or ten years of development” will be needed. In that period, yet billions are invested in the technology of Oculus.

Last year was the consumer version of the Oculus Rift on the market. The VR glasses are aimed at gamers and is still probably a few hundred thousand times sold for 699 euros.

ZeniMax is the parent company of the game developers Bethesda Softworks and Id Software, creators of the Elder Scrolls and Doom series. The lawsuit, the company is going this week. Then, among other things, the co-founder Palmer Luckey of Oculus and the current ceo Brendan Iribe on the word.

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