Mad Catz® Announces the Force Feedback Racing Wheel for Xbox One

Advanced Racing Wheel Brings Professional Build Quality and Customization to Next Generation Gaming

SAN DIEGO--()--Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today the Force Feedback Racing Wheel, a premium quality racing game controller for the Xbox One console.

Designed to offer a highly authentic gaming experience, the genuine suede leather steering wheel houses a raft of technology, such as twin next generation Force Feedback motors and a luxury CNC anodized aluminum wheel face which can be removed from the wheel base should gamers wish to replace or upgrade in the future.

“As we approach the Holiday season, excitement continues to mount for Xbox One and we’re pleased to announce our second premium product for the console,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive. “We have previously commented on how the enhanced performance of Xbox One opens up additional scope for innovation and believe that the precision engineering and customization of the Force Feedback Racing Wheel will appeal to the passionate racing gamer.”

Ideal for use with software such as Forza Motorsport® 5, the Force Feedback Racing Wheel ships with a fully adjustable Pedal Set, allowing gamers to adjust the spring resistance, height and spacing on the gas and brake pedals.

The Xbox One home entertainment system from Microsoft is expected to launch Holiday 2013.

Additional information available at: www.madcatz.com/pressroom/

About Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) is a leading global provider of innovative interactive entertainment and leisure products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and, distributes games and videogame products for third parties. Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment and leisure products and maintains offices in North America, 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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Mad Catz Communications:
Alex Verrey, +44 (0) 1633 883 133
Global PR and Communications Director
averrey@madcatz.com
or
Investor Relations:
JCIR
Joseph Jaffoni, Norberto Aja, Jim Leahy
+1 212-835-8500
mcz@jcir.com

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Contacts

Mad Catz Communications:
Alex Verrey, +44 (0) 1633 883 133
Global PR and Communications Director
averrey@madcatz.com
or
Investor Relations:
JCIR
Joseph Jaffoni, Norberto Aja, Jim Leahy
+1 212-835-8500
mcz@jcir.com