Oculus is on everybody’s lips at the moment.  The world of VR has just become cool again.  But ever since the Facebook buyout, Oculus has already been buying up nearly all of the biggest names in virtual reality tech.

So what if you had, pretty much, unlimited income at your fingertips and were in the particular field of VR?  What would be your next move? Well, Oculus have now started trying to get their hands on amazing hardware designers.

The Carbon team designed the Xbox360 Controller and the original Kinect

The Carbon team designed the Xbox360 Controller and the original Kinect

Oculus have just announced that they will acquire the Carbon Design studio, based in Seattle.  These guys are no novices in the design field.  In fact, if I were a betting man, I would wager that a large percentage of you had used one of their products.  The Xbox 360 controller was their design and the original Kinect was their design too.  Microsoft projects aside, they have designed all sorts of things like wall clocks, medical devices and pet trackers.

Something that was mentioned in the announcement that made a few ears prick up, was Oculus has already been working with the guys at Carbon Design for sometime now, (although they are not saying what). The did say that they have “been working with Carbon for nearly a year on multiple unannounced projects.”

The Carbon Design team will remain in their offices in Seattle for now, but will work with the Oculus R&D team in Redmond.

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SOURCE: http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/24/oculus-acquires-carbon-design-the-team-that-designed-the-xbox-360-controller/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000595