MadCatz`s New ThundeHawk Studios to Make MMO Flight Sims

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MadCatz is branching out of the hardware business and getting into the game development business with the establishment of San Diego-based ThunderHawk Studios.Madcatz gets into game dev

ThunderHawk Studios will focus on developing a series of MMO (massive multiplayer online) flight simulation games with the first game expected to launch in 2012.

“The addition of flight simulation games should leverage the market share leadership and global distribution enjoyed by our flight simulation hardware products,” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “The formation of ThunderHawk Studios is an important milestone as we pursue our longer term goal of expanding our participation in developing, publishing and distributing games.”

Since they own Saitek which makes some of the most amazing flight gear for gamers, it seems a logical step for them because they’ll be able to tie together the game experience and the hardware in a way that few others could. Plus, when you’re flying, you really need everything to work to the best it can as it’s generally a long, fast fall...

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