Mad Catz to produce Gears 3 speciality controllers, headphones and peripherals

Mad Catz has entered into an agreement with Epic Gamesto produce a range of accessories for the highly anticipated Gears of War 3. The well known gaming accessories manufacturer has secured global rights to produce and market a range of officially branded speciality controllers, headphones and peripherals for the Xbox 360.

Mad Catz was one of Epic Games’ original licensing partners as it produced Gears of War and Gears of War 2themed products for Xbox 360 including faceplates, a faceplate and Console Skinz combo pack including graphics to customize the sides of the console, and a Console Cratehard case for transporting and storing the Xbox 360 console.

“We are delighted to extend our relationship with Epic Games and look forward to creating a distinctive range of accessories for the next release of one of the most successful franchises in the industry’s history,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz.  “Our Gears of War agreement is consistent with our strategies to align Mad Catz with the industry’s most popular and anticipated game titles and to develop and globally distribute high-value products that enhance the gaming experience.  Gears of War is a marquee relationship for Mad Catz and helps us further grow and diversify our industry-leading portfolio of branded videogame accessories.”

“Mad Catz has a history of successfully leveraging the Gears of War brand to bring high value accessories to market and elevate the game’s excitement and reality.  We are excited to work with them again on what we expect will be one of the biggest video game releases of all time,” said Jay Wilbur, Vice President, Epic Games.