Facebook is not going to miss a single opportunity for reinforcing its leadership in game and VR industries. Recently it has bought an unknown to ordinary gamer company, Carbon Design. The fact that it is almost unknown doesn’t change the fact that this American company developed the best gamepad in the world, Xbox 360 Controller, as well as Kinect sensor.
“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,” Peter Bristol, Creative Director at Carbon Design, commented on the issue.
Apart from such promising acquisition, Facebook and Oculus VR previously have employed a number of talented developers from idSoftware, Valve, Google, etc., about which we have already reported earlier.
Carbon Design is an innovation-based company, which is operating for twenty years and which developed a number of successful industrial, medical and customer projects. No doubt, Oculus will benefit immensely from such cooperation.