When Halo 4
launches this coming Fall, there is only one brand of headsets that will bear the name of the game officially. Mad Catz
and Microsoft have signed an agreement that will allow Mad Catz to produce a line of Halo 4 branded Tritton headsets to correspond with the game’s launch.
While the details regarding the specific models to be released, Mad Catz has stated that it will be crafting designs in line with both the technological and aesthetic designs of the Halo universe. According to the official press release from Mad Catz, which you can find on the next page, 343 Industries and Tritton staff have been working closely together on this line of products.
We expect a lot more information to be revealed regarding this partnership later this Summer.
Mad Catz® And Microsoft® Studios Sign Deal For Licensed Halo®4 Gaming Headsets
New Headset Range Expected to Ship in Time for Holiday 2012
San Diego – June 11, 2012 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) today that it has entered into an agreement with Microsoft Studios, to create Halo 4 branded Gaming Headsets to be released later this year.
“We are excited to add Halo 4 to our portfolio of world class video game licenses,” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “Halo is one of the world’s most popular video games and these new Halo branded headsets are sure to appeal to the passionate gamer who wants to maximize his or her Halo experience.”
Frank O’Connor, the Franchise Development Director at 343 Industries stated, “We’ve worked closely with TRITTON™ engineers and industrial designers to ensure compelling and appropriate technological and aesthetic designs that map closely to Halo’s epic sci-fi universe.”
About Mad Catz
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties. Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com.
This product is manufactured under license from Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft, Kinect, Xbox, Xbox LIVE, Xbox 360, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
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