Oculus VR, the company behind Oculus Rift, who were recently acquired by Facebook, have announced that they are buying the Carbon Design Group.
The Carbon Design Group are known for a number of projects, including their work on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 controller, and they have been working with Oculus VR for the last 12 months.
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve agreed to acquire the Carbon Design team, one of the premier industrial design and product engineering teams in the country, with over 50 awards to their name. As part of the deal, the team will officially become a key component of the product engineering group at Oculus, operating from the Carbon studio in the Seattle area. They’ll also be working closely with the Oculus R&D team based out of Redmond. We expect the deal to close by the end of summer.
Oculus have not said what they have been working with the Carbon Design Group over the last year, although we suspect the two companies have been working on the design for the consumer version of Oculus Rift.
There are no details as yet on how much Oculus VR paid for the Carbon Design Group, you can find out more details about the acquisition at the link below.