Saitek/MadCatz into flight simulation

Saitek to make their onw flight simulator.Just some news I came across today which I would like to share with you all.

Saitek has sponsored the LLTM for many years. As it was bought by MadCatz in 2007 they now make the next step in creating their own flight simulator with the newly accuited ThunderHawk studios in San Diego, California.

ThunderHawk studios is now working on a massively multiplayer online flight simulator for the PC due by 2012. More specs on all this are not yet available.


ThunderHawk studios

The official press release quotes the following:

Mad Catz® Announces the Formation of ThunderHawk Studios™Internal Game Development Studio to Focus on Flight Simulation Games

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today the formation of ThunderHawk Studios located in San Diego, California. 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.”

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