Peripheral manufacturers are always looking for a piece of that hardware sales pie, and it seems things will be no different on the Xbox One. Mad Catz announced today it will release a “range of innovative products” for Microsoft’s upcoming console, though it has no further details to announce until next month’s E3.
Just last week, Turtle Beach said it would manufacture headsets for the Xbox One. Because Mad Catz owns the popular Tritton brand of headsets, it’s probably safe to assume it'll re-enter the audio game too. This is even more likely because, unlike in Xbox 360 bundles, the Xbox One will not ship with a default headset.
Microsoft didn’t allow third-party manufacturers to make wireless controllers for the Xbox 360, so it should be interesting to see if that policy changes when the Xbox One releases later this year.
San Diego – May 28, 2013 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today that it has started working with Microsoft Corporation on the development of next generation accessories for the Xbox One.
“We are eagerly looking forward to the upcoming launch of the Xbox One and excited about the opportunity to develop a range of innovative products to support the platform.” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “The launch of the Xbox One adds a new revenue stream and the enhanced performance of the Xbox One opens up additional scope for innovation. Today’s announcement demonstrates our continued support of Microsoft’s console and entertainment business and is part of our long-term strategy to bring innovative products to passionate gamers.”
The Xbox One home entertainment system from Microsoft is expected to launch this holiday.
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