Oculus VR, the virtual reality headset company acquired by Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), has bought Carbon Design. Carbon Design is the company that is known for designing the Xbox 360 controller and the original Kinect.
Carbon’s team will remain in their Seattle-based offices, but will work with the Oculus R&D team in Redmond.
Oculus is still testing and developing its Rift VR headset, but is expected to release a consumer version this year or in early 2015.
?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,? said Carbon creative director Peter Bristol. ?This is an entirely open product category. With consumer VR at its inception, the physical architectures are still unknown, and we?re on the cutting edge of defining how virtual reality looks, feels, and functions.?
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