Oculus VR announced today that it will acquire the Carbon Design Group, the team behind the Xbox 360's controller and Kinect peripheral.
The Carbon Design Group has worked on a number of notable products for Microsoft, including the Arc Touch Mouse, the Xbox 360 Racing Wheel, and the Xbox 360 controller's transforming d-pad. In the acquisition announcement, Oculus pointed out that it has been working with Carbon for almost a year on a number of unreleased projects.
"This is an entirely open product category," said Peter Bristol, Creative Director at Carbon Design. "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."
The acquisition of Carbon Design follows a number of high-profile hires for Facebook-owned Oculus VR, which include a former VR engineer from Valve, a senior art director who worked on Halo 4, and Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin.
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