Mad Catz might not be the first company you think of when it comes to games, but theyve been quietly taking over the peripheral market for sometime now since 1989. Over the years, they’ve acquired other peripheral companies such as Joytech and were trusted enough to create the limited edition arcade sticks and six button controllers for Street Fighter IV as well as special controllers for the last two Call of Duty titles, asked for by Capcom and Infinty Ward respectively.
They’ve built up a healthy capital, and are now persuing the path of creating games, as Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz announced the creation of ThunderHawk Studios. What will the fledgling studios first task be? Creating a Flying Simulator MMO – no, I am not kidding. To quote the Press Release on their website…
“The addition of flight simulation games should leverage the market share leadership and global distribution enjoyed by our flight simulation hardware products,” from Mr. Richardson himself
Will this be a shrewd move, predicting the new fad? Or will this sink faster than a rock?