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Mad Catz returns from the dead, showing new products at CES

05 January 2018
Mad Catz returns from the dead, showing new products at CES

The company filed for bankruptcy back in March of a year ago after having laid off most of its staff in 2016. Its Rock Band 4 hardware was particularly problematic for the company.

Most gamers remember Mad Catz as the company behind numerous...cheaper versions for most console controllers, so it's likely that company will have a bit of work ahead of them as they strive to re-market themselves as a seller of high-quality goods.

At CES 2018, Mad Catz will be previewing the first products in the new range, a line of all-new PC gaming hardware including new R.A.T. mice, S.T.R.I.K.E. keyboards, F.R.E.Q. gaming headsets and G.L.I.D.E. gaming surfaces.

The company declared bankruptcy and sold off many of its assets earlier this year, and a China-based company made up mostly of former Mad Catz manufacturing partners and suppliers bought up most of the assets, and is now relaunching the company that they helped drive to success under a new name; Mad Catz Global Limited.

A M.O.J.O controller designed for for smartphones released a few years before Mad Catz went bankrupt. Mad Catz Global Limited is headquartered in Kowloon, Hong Kong. That is because, for the time being, Mad Catz is only selling PC gaming products, though that could change in the near future.

At the moment, the new-look Mad Catz has discussed a little about the new products it has in production. All of these new devices (and possibly more) will be shown off at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. Mad Catz has been a permanent fixture in gaming for nearly 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. Mad Catz is also making earbuds that are equipped with a boom mic, as well as the dangerous-looking Rat Pro X3 that features a swappable thumb rest, palm rest, pinkie rest, scroll wheel, and more.

Mad Catz announced its resurrection with a new video confirming that it's "back in the game" under new ownership, and it has promised to show off several fresh products this weekend at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show.