Mad Catz launches ThunderHawk Studios

Wednesday, 1st June 2011 02:34 GMT By Brenna Hillier

After years of churning out peripherals, Mad Catz has made the leap to games developer. Has the world gone mad or what?

Apparently dissatisfied with existing flight sims, Mad Catz has opened Thunderhawk Studios to make something more worthy of the company’s range of controllers.

Joystiq reports the resulting games will be MMO combat sims, and “leverage the market share leadership and global distribution enjoyed by [Mad Catz's] flight simulation hardware products”.

There’s some serious flight simulator skills at Mad Catz already – it manufactures commercial sims under the Saitek brand.

Although you may be reeling in shock, Mad Catz is already active in publishing and distribution, and is looking to wind ever more closely with the industry through development.

Say thank you to the band game phenomenon; I hesitate to imagine what extravagant cockpit tools we’ll see from Mad Catz in the future now that it is okay to buy peripherals again. Expect more details from E3.



  1. JimFear-666

    im not sure about what kind of reaction i should have… haha

    #1 4 years ago
  2. GwynbleiddiuM

    I guess someone needs to make some games/sims for all the flightsticks that madcatz/saitek makes, now who better than them? I mean c’mon there’s literally nothing in the market to convince someone to buy a 250 dollars plus flightstick and stuffz.

    #2 4 years ago

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