Mad Catz, a leading third-party accessory provider, announced today that pursuant to an extension of its video/PC game accessories agreement with Activision, it will produce officially branded controllers and accessories based on the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops game in development by Treyarch.
“We are honored to extend our relationship with the world’s leading videogame publisher and look forward to working with the team at Treyarch to create distinctive accessories for the next release of one of the most successful franchises in the history of the videogame industry,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “This agreement exemplifies our commitment and capabilities to develop and globally distribute to videogame enthusiasts unique and exciting products, as we continue to grow and diversify what we believe to be the industry’s leading portfolio of branded videogame accessories.”
“Mad Catz has a history of delivering for the Call of Duty brand, which is why we are excited to work with them again this year on what we expect will be one of the biggest videogame releases of all time,” said Dave Anderson, Activision’s Head of Business Development. “I’m sure that fans of the Call of Duty franchise will be as excited as we are when they see what Treyarch and Mad Catz have planned for this fall’s release.”
The agreement gives Mad Catz exclusive global rights to a range of accessories for the title, which is scheduled for worldwide release on November 9, 2010.