After declaring bankruptcy less than a year ago, Mad Catz is rising from its grave to return to the gaming peripheral market. This comes after the brand’s acquisition by a Chinese company, who previously worked with Mad Catz in manufacturing its products — but were not a part of the old management team.
To announce this revival, Mad Catz will be making an appearance at CES 2018, exhibiting new versions of old products like the R.A.T gaming mouse, S.T.R.I.K.E keyboard and F.R.E.Q headset. No word if Mad Catz will be diving back into the controller/arcade stick market — this will no doubt depend on the success of its starting peripherals.
— Mad Catz UK (@MadCatzUK) January 4, 2018
Mad Catz were certainly a massive part of the FGC, being one of the biggest arcade stick manufacturers and at one point fielding an esports team composed of legends like Daigo Umehara, Tokido, Xian, and Mago. With brands like Razer, Qanba, and HORI stepping into the void left by Mad Catz’ bankruptcy, it’ll be intriguing to see if this new-era Mad Catz takes another chance on the FGC.