Mad Catz has been a fixture in the gaming industry for almost three decades, so it's good to see the company is back and with it's commitment to quality, maybe we'll see a return to form ... and awesome arcade sticks.
Alex Verry, a former PR director for Mad Catz, told Eurogamer that this is "not a case of a nameless corporation buying the assets and running the brand down".
Less than a year after the much-loved brand disappeared from the gaming landscape, Mad Catz is back: under new management, with new ideas, new attitude and most importantly, an entire range of new, high-quality gaming products!
Mad Catz did not go into a lot of details about its new gear, saying it will announce more specs and potentially other upcoming products at CES.
All of these new products will be shown off in the next week once CES 2018 kicks off.
Two weeks ago, a mysterious teaser hit the web claiming that a certain peripheral maker was "back in the game". The first is the R.A.T AIR mouse, which is a new, fully adjustable wireless gaming mouse.
The company is now based in Hong Kong, and is officially now Mad Catz Global Limited. Wireless mice generally run on batteries, which can be a big problem if you're just about to enter the multiplayer arena and the power dies, and means that many gamers prefer to use wired mice. Three new products were also announced in the press release - the R.A.T. AIR, S.T.R.I.K.E. 4, and F.R.E.Q. 4. Because Mad Catz invested so heavily in the failed sequel, they ended up failing right alongside it. "Mad Catz has been a permanent fixture in gaming for nearly three decades and we firmly believe its best days lie ahead", said director of sales and operations Selena Chang.
Mad Catz hit financial trouble following a range of missteps including withdrawing from a contract to make Guitar Hero peripherals in 2010 and consumer disinterest in its Project Mojo microconsole.