Mad Catz To Branch Out Into Game Making

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?



7 thoughts on “Mad Catz To Branch Out Into Game Making”

  1. I still have a multi link cable distributed by Madcatz, along with a GB Color light header.

    It’d be interesting to see what games they come out with.

  2. Mad Catz is an odd company, with their products being among some of the best and worst in quality- ranging from the tournament edition arcade sticks and Tritton brand headsets down to the ‘economy’ priced wired controllers.

    So I’m intrigued to say the least with this choice to make a foray into the software biz, though I’ll go ahead and guess that ThunderHawk will be producing both gems and garbage. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Mad Catz’ next step would be the announcement that they wish to become a publisher as well…

  3. I think there gonna make a mini-game compilation like wario-ware that comes with every peripheral ever made (by madcatz) and you have to constantly switch peripherals for every mini game. Then after 2 weeks every peripheral is broken and your stuck with nothing

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