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Oculus Strike Back In Legal Offensive

Following January’s extensive legal battle and last month’s injunction against Facebook-backed VR player Oculus, the company’s CTO John Carmack has now struck back against former-employer ZeniMax Media.

Carmack filed the lawsuit last week, alleging that ZeniMax owe him $22.5 million in payments over its 2011 acquisition of Carmack’s earlier company Id Software.

With the final instalment of the $150 million payout due, Carmack claims that ZeniMax is now refusing over his involvement in their recent legal battle.

“Sour grapes is not an affirmative defense to breach of contract,” Carmack’s complaint says, requesting the court compel ZeniMax to pay up.

The move comes after ZeniMax won a $500M legal battle against Oculus over the origins of their popular virtual reality headset.

ZeniMax insists this new lawsuit is without merit.

“Apparently lacking in remorse, and disregarding the evidence of his many faithless acts and violations of law, Mr. Carmack has decided to try again,” the statement read.

“We look forward to presenting our response to Mr. Carmack’s latest allegations in court.”

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