Oculus buys company that designed the Xbox 360 controller

Oculus has bought the company that designed the Xbox 360 controller, it has announced.

Oculus, maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, expects to complete the deal for the Seattle-based Carbon Design by the end of the summer.

Carbon has actually been working with Oculus 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.

www.eurogamer.net

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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