Oculus Rift Buys Makers of Xbox 360 Controller, Carbon Design

By   /   Jun 25, 2014

It has been a while since we have been hearing about Oculus Rift but apparently they are still a work in progress. While Sony’s Project Morpheus is already shaping up, they are still acquiring companies to that effect.

Recently, they bought Carbon Design Group, the company responsible for the Xbox 360 Controller technology.

The company posted on the Kickstarter page of Oculus and announced said acquisition in an official post. They described the collaboration and explained what the newly acquired company will do:

“We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve agreed to acquire the Carbon Design team, one of the premier industrial design and product engineering teams in the country, with over 50 awards to their name.

As part of the deal, the team will officially become a key component of the product engineering group at Oculus, operating from the Carbon studio in the Seattle area. They’ll also be working closely with the Oculus R&D team based out of Redmond. We expect the deal to close by the end of summer.”

Peter Bristol the creative director at Carbon Design Group also commented on the acquisition saying that they had faith in virtual reality’s future this time, and that they were incredibly honored to become a part of the team that was on the verge of defining how VR should looks, feel and function.

Carbon Design has been in the business since the past two decades and has a more design focused attitude, quality engineering and an insight driven methodology.

Do you think the acquisition of Carbon Design by Oculus Rift is going to help make a better VR set?

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