Oculus VR Acquires Carbon Design Group, Developers of Xbox 360 Controller

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Carbon Design Group, the team behind the design and development of the Xbox 360 controller, will now be working alongside the Oculus team. Oculus?announced today?that they have acquired the Carbon Design team to help them with the design of the Oculus Rift VR (virtual reality) headset.

According to the post by Oculus, the design team will join the product engineering group of Oculus in Seattle, Washington. They will also be working closely with the Oculus R&D team based out of Redmond. The deal is expected to be closed ?by the end of summer, it stated.

Oculus VR said that they have already ?started working with the Carbon Design team for ?nearly a year on multiple announced projects,? they disclosed.

Peter Bristol, the Creative Director at Carbon Design, said that they are excited to join the Oculus team and are looking forward to ?helping design the future.?

?A few seconds with the latest Oculus prototypes and you know that virtual reality is for real this time. From a design and engineering perspective, building the products that finally deliver consumer virtual reality is one of the most interesting and challenging problem sets ever,? Bristol added.

Carbon Design has been taking consumer, industrial and medical products from conception to completion as they approach products with a design-driven methodology rooted in quality engineering, ergonomics, deep user insights, and rapid iteration. All this adds up to an incredible skill set to deliver groundbreaking virtual reality products, Oculus said about the Carbon Design team.

Carbon has had a lot of projects in the past?many of which are with Microsoft. They also helped design products such as the Xbox 360 controller, Xbox 360 Kinect sensor, and other Xbox accessories.

Just a couple of months ago, Oculus was bought by Facebook for $2 billion. Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, said Facebook will focus on helping Oculus build out their product and develop partnerships to support more games.

Oculus VR is currently working on their state-of-the-art virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift, which is expected to hit the market some time in 2015.

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