Mad Catz returns from the dead


Gaming peripherals and accessories company Mad Catz has returned to business, nine months after going bust.

Less than a year after entering insolvency – after nearly three decades in business – the company renowned for its mice, keyboards and headphones is trading once more, under new management and with a fresh product range. Selena Chang, Director of Sales and Operations for Mad Catz Global Limited, said: “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 currently exhibiting at the ongoing CES Show in Las Vegas, and has released details of the initial products which will make up its reconstituted range. They will include RAT mice, arcade fight-sticks, STRIKE keyboards, FREQ gaming headsets and GLIDE gaming surfaces. 

The company’s new RAT Air mouse will be wireless, but will require no internal power pack, instead drawing power from its wireless activation gaming surface, included as part of the package. The new STRIKE keyboard, meanwhile, will boast mechanical keys, an aluminium frame and RGB lighting.

To find out more, keep your eye on Mad Catz’s website.

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Steve Boxer
Steve Boxer has been writing about videogames since the early 1990s. His first console was an Atari VCS, and he misspent most of his youth in the 1980s in the arcades. As well as for Green Man Gaming, he can be found writing for The Guardian, Empire, TechRadar and Pocket-Lint. He’s currently having trouble deciding whether his favourite console is his Xbox One X or his Switch, and plays a wide range of games, but especially RPGs (he loves a good JRPG) action-adventure titles, shooters of all descriptions and driving games. Follow him here.