RENNES, France - October 3, 2012 - Thrustmaster, a world leader in interactive entertainment hardware and accessories, is pleased to introduce its latest exclusive controller under its official Ferrari license, the GPX LightBack Ferrari F1 Edition. Designed to offer extreme precision, with built-in Light Feedback, speed gauges and Vibration Feedback, this new release also features an official license for Xbox 360®, and is honed to take the pole position in every race.

An unrivalled, truly innovative design:

The GPX LightBack Ferrari F1 Edition also packs a punch under the hood, with a Vibration Feedback feature controlled by 2 high-frequency vibration motors built into the device's grips. These allow Xbox 360® owners, current users of Windows® 7 and Vista, and future users of Windows® 8 to truly feel the power of their cars' engines.

Optimized precision for ultimate performance:

In addition to the high-performance features described above, the GPX LightBack Ferrari F1 Edition offers unrivalled gaming precision. This is mainly due to its ministicks, which provide optimized precision, twice as much in fact, as any other currently available controller thanks to new firmware. These 2 ministicks also feature textured non-slip rubber cladding, ensuring optimal handling and comfort.

The 2 progressive triggers, which are long and curved, are designed to offer optimized ergonomics, allowing for enhanced adjustment and control of the actions applied. The cross-shaped D-pad is also designed to provide improved precision in all 8 directions. The controller's equipment is rounded off by an Xbox Guide/Windows Live button featuring 4 LEDs, along with a built-in headset connector.

The GPX LightBack Ferrari F1 Edition will be available in October, at a suggested retail price of $49.99 For more information on this product, or any other made by Thrustmaster, please see our website at


About Thrustmaster

Guillemot Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and accessories. The Group offers a diversified range of products under the Hercules and Thrustmaster brand names. Active in this market since 1984, the Guillemot Corporation Group is currently present in 11 countries including France, Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Hong Kong, Romania and Italy, and distributes its products in more than 50 countries worldwide. The Group's mission is to offer high-performance, ergonomic products which maximize the enjoyment of digital interactive entertainment end users.

© 2012 Guillemot Corporation S.A. Thrustmaster® is a registered trademark of Guillemot Corporation S.A. All other trademarks and brand names are hereby acknowledged and are property of their respective owners. Illustrations not binding. Contents, designs and specifications are subject to change without notice and may vary from one country to another.

For further information, please contact:

Thrustmaster Media:

David Tractenberg

(310) 453-2050 x111

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