Oculus Rift announced on their Kickstarter page today that they acquired Carbon Design Team, an industrial design and product engineering team. Carbon Design was responsible for the technology in the Xbox 360 controller.
It seems that Carbon Design is just as excited as Oculus Rift over the acquisition, according to their Creative Director Peter Bristol:
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.
It’ll be interesting to see what the two will cook up together, to say the least.