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Logitech acquires Saitek, with a tease of VR peripherals

Logitech acquires Saitek from MadCatz, with a tease that VR peripherals could be on their way from Logitech.

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Anthony Garreffa
Published Fri, Sep 16 2016 3:14 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

Logitech has announced that it has acquired Saitek for $13 million, taking the company away from competing peripheral maker MadCatz.

Logitech acquires Saitek, with a tease of VR peripherals | TweakTown.com

Logitech G gaming brand boss Ujesh Desai said that the acquisition of Saitek allows the company to build peripherals that Saitek are known for, including joysticks and customized wheels for racing games and sims. But it was the tease of VR peripherals that is the bigger news in a way here.

Desai said that Logitech G could jump into the VR market with input devices, and with Saitek concentrating more on game-specific peripherals like Star Citizen with themed controllers, Logitech G now owns Saitek and could do this in a much bigger way in the VR market. Saitek will also enjoy the success Logitech has built over the years, solidifying itself with more support and money to continue development on even better products under Logitech G.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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