In a news that surprises no one, Mad Catz signed an agreement to produce peripherals for the Xbox 360. Besides the Microsoft controllers, Mad Catz will have a few products at launch time of the console so you can pick up some (probably) less expensive third party controllers.
Mad Catz and Microsoft Execute License Agreement for Xbox 360 Video Game Accessories
- Controllers, Steering Wheel and Arcade Stick Among Initial Xbox 360(TM) Launch Offerings -
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), the world's leading third-party video game accessory provider, today announced that it has signed an agreement to become an official peripheral licensee for Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 360(TM) gaming system in North America and Europe. Under the agreement, Mad Catz will produce a full-range of Mad Catz branded products that will be officially endorsed by Microsoft and carry the Xbox 360 license logo. Available at the launch of the new game platform, Mad Catz plans to distribute a full range of high quality Xbox 360 peripherals including game controllers, an arcade stick, a dance mat, and a steering wheel. Additional licensed products will be launched to coincide with software releases.
"This agreement is very significant for Mad Catz since it marks the beginning of the next console hardware cycle," said Darren Richardson, President and CEO of Mad Catz. "As video game technology becomes more complex, it is critical that peripheral companies work closely with the first party game system manufacturers to ensure compatibility and consumer satisfaction. We are committed to providing high quality peripherals to diversify the Xbox 360 platform and help make the launch a huge success."
Mad Catz will preview prototypes of all the above-named Xbox 360 game peripherals at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), May 18-20, 2005. For more details on Mad Catz' official Xbox 360 licensed products as they become available, go to www.madcatz.com.