Oculus VR has taken another step on the road to bring virtual reality into everyone’s home. This new step is the acquisition of the design team behind Microsoft’s Kinect and the Xbox 360 controller, Carbon Designs. The team will be a key component in all product development and will be working closely with the Oculus R&D team based in Redmond, Washington. Here is a quote from Carbon’s Creative Director, Peter Bristol, on the new acquisition: “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.” Hopefully Carbon will be able to add some valuable input to the design process at Oculus VR. I know I’m looking forward to seeing what Carbon can do with virtual reality technology.