"Mad Catz has been a permanent fixture in gaming for nearly three decades and we firmly believe it's best days lie ahead". According to CNET, most of the old company's assets have been acquired by a Chinese holding company that includes workers from the brand's Chinese factories.
Nearly a year since Mad Catz filed for bankruptcy and shut down, a new press release has revealed that the famed game hardware maker will be returning to the fray this year in the form of a new company called Mad Catz Global Limited. As part of its reintroduction into the world, Mad Catz is showing off gaming keyboards, mice, and headsets at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas later this month.
Today, the company announced in a press release that it is "back in the game", and running "under new management, with new ideas, new attitude and most importantly, an entire range of new, high-quality gaming products".
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Mad Catz has been resurrected by a mysterious group of investors in Asia. The company is now known as Mad Catz Global Limited, with its headquarters located in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The R.A.T. requires no unreliable battery pack to operate, instead drawing power via the wireless activation gaming surface, included in pack.
The company's return is of course heralded by a new line of gear. 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 Freq 4 gaming headset rocks 40 mm neodymium drivers in a metal-plated frame. The company was forced to lay off many of its employees that year and then shuttered altogether one year later. Mad Catz has been a permanent fixture in gaming for nearly three decades and we firmly believe it's best days lie ahead.