Mad Catz to publish 360 games

Peripherals manufacturer Mad Catz has signed a publishing agreement with Microsoft to produce games for Xbox 360.

The news comes following the firm’s opening of in-house developer ThunderHawk Studios which is working on a flight simulator game. Other details on its first Xbox 360 games have not yet been revealed.

Mad Catz is traditionally known for its wide range of game accessories including officially licensed Street Fighter fight sticks, high-end Rock Band musical instrument controllers and Black Ops controllers. It is also working on upcoming peripherals based on the Gears of War 3 and The Sims franchises.

The execution of the Xbox 360 publisher licence agreement marks an important milestone as we pursue our longer term goal of expanding our participation in developing, publishing and distributing games,” said Mad Catz president and CEO Darren Richardson.

Last month Mad Catz opened a new office in Japan, focusing on sales, marketing and product development. The company owns a variety of peripherals brands including Saitek, Tritton, Cyborg and Eclipse.

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