Mad Catz® Provides XInput Update for the C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad

Free Firmware and Software Update Provides Improved PC Compatibility and Game Streaming to Compatible Windows 10 Devices

San Diego – October 15, 2015 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/ TSX: MCZ) announced today the availability of a free firmware and software update, introducing XInput compatibility to the Company’s acclaimed multi-format C.T.R.L.R™ Mobile Gamepad.


A key product in the Company’s GameSmart range of mobile products, the C.T.R.L.R features multiplatform Bluetooth® compatibility, operating across a wide variety of mobile and home platforms including Amazon® Fire TV, the M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android as well as other smart devices running on the Androidplatform.

The XInput protocol is widely recognized as the modern standard for PC controllers and is supported by the majority of today’s PC games. Starting today, owners of the C.T.R.L.R can download the free XInput update which will dramatically improve compatibility with PC games and remove the need for time-consuming button remapping.  In addition, the XInput update will enable the C.T.R.L.R to be fully compatible with the Steam Big Pictureservice*, enabling users to play Steam’s library of games and navigate multi-media content on their big screen TV.

“Our range of GameSmart controllers are each designed to be forward-facing with the ability to evolve with the industry and offer compatibility across a wide variety of mobile and home devices. Today’s announcement brings yet more value to a console-quality controller which stands ready for the demands of modern gaming,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “Streaming services such as Steam Big Picture, is the perfect example of players migrating their gaming experiences and playing over multiple devices.  We believe our entire GameSmart range of mobile products is positioned to capitalize on this emerging trend and will contribute to our future sales growth.”

To download the free XInput update, please visit:

For additional information or to order your own C.T.R.L.R please visit:

* Steam Big Picture service and compatible PC’s sold separately.

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, smart phones, 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



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