Oculus to Buy Xbox 360 Controller Designer

by on June 25, 2014

Oculus has agreed to buy Carbon Design, the team behind the Xbox 360 pad.

The team will become part of the product engineering department, operating from their current office in Seattle.

Apparently Oculus and Carbon have already been working together for a year on multiple unannounced projects. Interesting.

Peter Bristol, Creative Director at Carbon Design, said: “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.

This is an entirely open product category. With consumer VR at its inception, the physical architectures are still unknown — We’re on the cutting edge of defining how virtual reality looks, feels, and functions.

We’re incredibly excited to be part of the team and we’re looking forward to helping design the future.”