Mad Catz' recent acquisition of Joytech has shaken the peripherals sector somewhat – but what now for the two former rival brands? Neil Long speaks to general manager Brian Andersen…
Here is an excerpt from the interview:
MCV: "What has changed at Mad Catz and Joytech since the acquisition?"
Brian: "We're enormously proud and gratified that in acquiring Joytech from Take 2, we have managed to keep all UK members of the Joytech team and relocate them to our European HQ in Milton Keynes.
There have been no redundancies at all, which is testament to the dedication of the Joytech team. They are anxious to continue making quality and innovative video game peripherals. We have always considered the Joytech staff to be a core asset of the company and are delighted to welcome them all to the Mad Catz team.
Adding the Joytech team to Mad Catz means that we now have a group with one of the most mature and well developed skill sets in the video games industry. We're very excited and confident that together we can accomplish great things."