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ZeniMax Lawsuit Wouldn’t Stop Bethesda Developing VR Title

Bethesda Softworks, the developer behind the likes of The Elder Scrolls series and Fallout 3, has suggested that the ongoing lawsuit between parent company ZeniMax Media and Oculus VR won’t stop it from developing virtual reality (VR) videogames. PR and marketing vice president Pete Hines suggested as much, stating that the developer would still make videogames for the Oculus Rift VR headset if they were ‘in the best interests of our games and our audience.’


“I don’t think that it’s an incentive or a deterrent [to make Rift games],” Hines told CVG. “I mean, that situation is what it is.

“We have and will continue to make decisions that we think are in the best interests of our games and our audience.”

ZeniMax Media filed a suit against the Oculus Rift makers last week after claims that former employee John Carmack had taken Bethesda-owned technology when moving to Oculus VR. The VR specialists claim that ZeniMax Media’s accusation ‘has no merit’ and reassured that it would ‘vigorously’ defend itself.

Bethesa Softworks hasn’t announced any VR projects at this time, though its The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has seen a popular VR mod. The vast first-person role-playing games (RPGs) that the company is known for have undeniable potential for the technology. VRFocus will continue to follow the developer’s progress and report back with any more updates.

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