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MAD CATZ® SIGNS DEAL WITH DOVETAIL GAMES FOR THE RETAIL DISTRIBUTION OF MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR X: STEAM EDITION
Mad Catz to Distribute Boxed Version at Retail and E-Tail in the Americas, Russia and Asia Pacific under its Saitek Brand
San Diego – May 19, 2015
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ) announced today that it has reached agreement with Dovetail Games for the retail and e-tail distribution of the boxed version of Microsoft’s immensely popular Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition (“FSX: Steam Edition”). Mad Catz will distribute this version under its Saitek brand, which is the world’s leading hardware simulation producer. Mad Catz anticipates the product to be available at retail by late spring with pre-orders beginning immediately.
“Our Saitek brand has long been recognized as the leader in simulation technology, and distributing FSX: Steam Edition allows consumers a one-stop-shop for their flight simulation software and hardware needs,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “Whether you’re an experienced pilot or just want to fly, FSX: Steam Edition provides a great experience.” “We have seen impressive sales performance with FSX: Steam Edition since its digital launch in late 2014,” said Duncan Best Vice President, Retail and Consumer Marketing at Dovetail Games. “As we continue to invest in and grow the hobby, Mad Catz is the perfect partner to help us with this, drawing on its extensive experience in the flight simulation peripherals market and its strong global distribution network.”
Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition delivers an authentically accurate aerial experience for simulation enthusiasts and those with a passion for all things flight. Pilots can climb into the cockpits of over twenty aircraft, from commercial and fighter jets to single-engine private planes and helicopters. More than 80 missions will test players in a variety of ways, including search and rescue challenges, test pilot scenarios, races and more. The game features updated multiplayer functionality, Windows 8.1 support and over 24,000 airports, delivering a beautiful, connected world and vast horizon begging to be explored.
For further information, or to pre-order, please visit: http://www.saitek.com/fsxsteam