Mad Catz is one of those brands that not everyone knows – maybe that was one of their reasonings for going bankrupt back in 2017. They were considered a gaming company that created gaming accessories for people such as yourself. The catch was that they would offer some of the same options other more well-known companies offer, but at a lower cost.
Truth be told, in my 25+ years gaming, I don’t think I have ever bought anything related to Mad Catz. My issue wasn’t that they sold items for cheaper (which I have no issue with!) but rather every time I talked to someone about Mad Catz, looked online for reviews, or checked out products, no one really had anything good to say about the company.
Perhaps that is also one of the reasons they went bankrupt.
But, according to Mad Catz, they will be making a comeback in 2018 and they are returning to the hardware business.
The company, now known as Mad Catz Global Limited, has an HQ in Hong Kong. According to a Press Release from Mad Catz:
“We couldn’t be more excited than to begin 2018 by announcing the return of Mad Catz to the global gaming arena,” said Mad Catz director of sales and operations, Selena Chang. “Mad Catz has been a permanent fixture in gaming for almost three decades and we firmly believe it’s best days lie ahead. Through listening to gamers worldwide, we plan to once again forge a path of innovation in the gaming hardware community, and we’re already working on delivering products which we believe will enhance gamers’ abilities and do justice to the Mad Catz name. We can’t wait to unveil a little more at CES 2018 and in the months to come.”
They had also said that their company is now under NEW management and they claim to have new ideas and a new attitude in 2018.
In addition to an overview of some new accessories it has on the way, it plans to further showcase them at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place next week.
A few items that they announced include:
Rat Air wireless mouse – This is supposed to be a wireless gaming surface, much like the one Logitech announced last year. It’s a mousepad that provides power to the mouse meaning you never have to recharge it or change the batteries.
Strike 4 mechanical keyboard – The Strike 4 is equipped with an aluminum frame and RGB lighting options.
Freq 4 headset – The Freq 4 headset has 40mm drivers and a metal-plated frame
Pricing and release details for these items were not shared, but as soon as I know something, you will!