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.
CNET reports that the company has been revived by a Chinese holding company that is comprised of people who worked for Mad Catz's factories in that region back in the day.
Mad Catz was believed to be dead after months and months of tumultuous financials, but now the company is back under a slightly new banner called Mad Catz Global Limited, and plans to release a slew of new gaming hardware peripherals for 2018.
The first of the new Mad Catz range will be unveiled at this year's CES.
In March 2017, gaming peripheral maker Mad Catz declared bankruptcy. It seems the company did indeed have another credit left to continue. A USB cable will be included for those who prefer wired mice, you can also use the cable to charge the mouse if you would rather use your own mouse mat. Hopefully this means we will see a few more mad-cat mice designs in the near-future, and ideally the new bosses can lead the company down some new and intriguing avenues for their product design. The new products are rounded out by the F.R.E.Q. 4, a gaming headset with a blend of retro and gamer styling that boasts 40mm neodymium drivers, metal plating, and an adjustable boom. Three products will be unveiled at CES 2018-the Strike 4 mechanical keyboard, the Freq 4 gaming headset, and Rat Air gaming mouse. The company was forced to lay off many of its employees that year and then shuttered altogether one year later.
"They're absolutely not going after the commodities side of the market", Verrey said, adding that the new Mad Catz will not look to release expensive accessories that gamers do not really want to purchase.
Mad Catz Global Limited, the legendary brand, leading innovation in gaming hardware for nearly three decades, announced a surprise return to the worldwide gaming scene.