Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey is being sued in breach of a company contract under Total Recall Technologies, it has emerged.
Filed last week, the lawsuit seeks compensatory damages against Luckey, after breaching a supposed non-disclosure agreement with the Hawaiian based company. Total Recall Technologies claims that Luckey was an employee back in 2011, who used confidential company feedback and information to launch his own virtual reality headset later in 2012.
Sourced from Polygon, the suit currently states the following;
“Without informing [Total Recall Technologies] … Luckey took the information he learned from the Partnership, as well as the prototype that he built for the TRT using design features and other confidential information and materials supplied by the Partnership, and passed it off to others as his own.”
Confirmed earlier this month, the Oculus Rift is set for a commercial launch in “early 2016”. With very little consumer availability for virtual headsets at the moment, Oculus VR is aiming to be one of the first companies to deliver a proper device suitable for gaming, alongside Sony’s Project Morpheus headset for the PlayStation 4. However, with the confirmed news of Valve’s partnership with Razer’s Open Source VR project, it would appear that Oculus is up against some stiff competition in the months and years ahead.