Oculus Buys Company That Designed Xbox 360 Controller

June 25, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Oculus has bought Carbon Design, the same company that designed the Xbox 360 controller for Microsoft. The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset makers said that it expects to complete the deal for the Seattle-based company by summer's end.

Carbon has been working with Oculus, who was bought by Facebook earlier this year for $2 billion, for nearly a year on multiple unannounced projects.

"A few seconds with the latest Oculus prototypes and you know that virtual reality is for real this time," said Carbon Design creative director Peter Bristol. "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," he continued. "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."

Bristol went on to say that his company is incredibly excited to be part of the team and is "looking forward to helping design the future."

Source: Eurogamer

 


 
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