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Saitek Releases Advanced Simulation Controller for Farming Sim 15 Gold Edition

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San Diego – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ) announced today the release of the Farm Simulator Heavy Equipment Precision Control System™ under the Company’s Saitek simulation brand. Designed in coordination with GIANTS® Software for use with Farming Simulator 15 Gold Edition on Windows PC, aspiring farmers in North America can now purchase a full-suite of realistic hardware controllers that integrate deeply with the recently released Farming Simulator 15 Gold Edition, for an incredibly authentic virtual farming experience.

Saitek control_03Saitek’s Farm Simulator Heavy Equipment Precision Control System was created in close collaboration with game developer GIANTS Software, and includes a three-component controller system for Farming Simulator 15 Gold Edition. This system includes a Steering Wheel, Gas and Brake Pedals, and a fully-programmable Side Panel Control Deck for high-precision control and advanced farm management.

Each component of Saitek’s control system for Farming Simulator 15 Gold Edition has been painstakingly detailed for maximum realism. A properly tilted, center sprung steering wheel with 900 degrees of turning and wheel turning knob complete with gas and brake pedals, as well as an on-board dual analog gamepad, enables players to work their farms in and out of vehicles. The Side Panel Control Deck features a front loader control stick, which provides dynamic control of a vehicle’s front attachments and has 25 fully programmable buttons for tool attach/detach, tool switching, reverse, lights, horn, cruise control, and more!

Farm Simulator Heavy Equipment Precision Control System is available now in North America through the Mad Catz Online Store and other retailers. It ships in the following configurations (game sold separately) and is compatible with Microsoft’s Saitek control_02Windows 7 and above:

  • Heavy Equipment Precision Control System: Full three-component bundle (wheel, pedals and side panel) for a MSRP of $299.00 USD
  • Side Panel Control Deck (joystick and programmable buttons) for a MSRP of $149.99 USD
  • Heavy Equipment Controller Wheel and Foot Pedals bundle for a MSRP of $149.99 USD

Game-Refraction will be bringing a full review of the Heavy Equipment Precision Control System is coming soon.


ABOUT GIANTS SOFTWARE
Giants Software GmbH is a Swiss video game development studio based in Zurich. Since 2004, Software Giants has produced many innovative games and technologic products. In addition to the development of their successful games Farming Simulator and Demolition Company, Giants Studios offers its own game engine.

ABOUT MAD CATZ
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz products cater to passionate gamers across multiple platforms including in-home gaming consoles, handheld gaming consoles, Windows PC and Mac® computers, smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Mad Catz distributes its products through its online store as well as distribution via many leading retailers around the globe. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Mad Catz maintains offices in Europe and Asia. For additional information about Mad Catz and its products, please visit the Company’s website at www.madcatz.com.

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