Controversial Oculus Founder Cosplays as Metal Gear Solid 5's Quiet
posted on by Rai
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has recently caused controversy with scandal rumors, lawsuits, and his departure from social media and Oculus.
Now he is stirring things up more by attending anime conventions cosplaying as Quiet from Metal Gear Solid V. Attendees of Machi Asobi, a convention in Tokushima, Japan, spotted Luckey in full costume. He wore a bikini top and ripped fishnet stockings, and held Quiet's signature a sniper rifle. Quiet is from the extremely popular game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which has sold more than six million copies.
Pictures of his cosplay appeared all over Twitter, which Luckey has not used in several months. Luckey says he has been cosplaying in secret for years.
Luckey has not been in the public eye recently, mostly like due to controversy related to his position as founder of Oculus. The company ZeniMax filed suit against Oculus for violating a non-disclosure agreement, copyright infringement,, and false designation which led to a US$500 million payout. The suit stemmed from Luckey corresponding with then id Software (a subsidiary of ZeniMax) founder John Carmack and allegedly using code from id for the Rift VR headset, a Oculus prototype.
He also provided funding for a pro-Trump group called Nimble America that ran a billboard campaign showing Hillary Clinton with the phrase "Too Big to Jail." The revelation of this funding caused waves in the gaming development community with several developers stating they would not work with Oculus unless Luckey stepped down. Oculus was purchased by Facebook and Luckey continued working there until March.
[Via Game Rant]