Oculus, or Facebook if you’d prefer, is bringing another company into the Oculus family fold with the acquisition of Carbon Design.
Who are Carbon Design? This is the product engineering company responsible for the build and design of the Xbox 360 controller and they will now be looking after the design of Oculus products. Peter Bristol, Creative Director at Carbon Design added:
“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.”
When the consumer version of the Oculus Rift is released, these are the guys that will either make you look extremely cool or very stupid when wearing it.
The deal is expected to go through at the end of the summer.