Mad Catz replaced by PDP as co-publisher of Rock Band 4
A series of unfortunate events for Mad Catz.
Rock Band 4 publisher Mad Catz has been replaced by PDP, the game’s new co-publisher in a rather strange twist of events.
Peripheral manufacturer Performance Designed Products (PDP) have undertaken the role of publisher of Rock Band 4 but will company will continue to work with Mad Catz according to a report by Gamasutra. Mad Catz will also still produce, sell and support Rock Band 4 peripherals, but PDP are “likely” to introduce their own line of instruments later this year.
The news comes after Mad Catz’s recent financial struggles, in which CEO Karen McGinnis admitted: “Rock Band sell-through was lower than originally forecast, resulting in higher inventory balances as well as lower margins due to increased promotional activity with retailers.” The failure of Rock Band 4 resulted in Mad Catz axing over a third of its staff after announcing its financial year-end results.
PDP is likely to co-publish future DLC for Rock Band 4.