I am quite sure that many of us have heard of Oculus VR before, which so happens to be the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, not to mention that Oculus VR is in the process of being acquired by the folks over at Facebook for a cool $2 billion. Oculus VR has big plans for the future, where among them include building an MMO with a target of 1 billion players running all over the place. Having said that, Oculus VR is on an acquisition spree themselves, having picked up the Carbon Design team in order to expand their product engineering group.
The Carbon Design Team right now has already picked up more than 50 awards, and happens to be a top team when it comes to industrial design and product engineering. Their past accolades and achievements include the likes of Microsoft hardware design, ranging from the Xbox 360 controller to the Xbox 360 wheel, Touch, Arc Touch, Express, Mobile and Wireless mice, LifeCam and of course, the Kinect motion tracking system as one of their more recent “exploits”.
Oculus has been co-operating with the Carbon Design team for close to a year when it comes to a slew of unannounced products, and they do seem to be working on several ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing products along the lines of the Xbox 360 controller. [Press Release]