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Thrustmaster Announces Xbox Licensing Agreement

Thrustmaster announced that it has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with Microsoft.

Game Developer, Staff

March 23, 2001

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Thrustmaster announced that it has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with Microsoft. The license will allow Thrustmaster to design, manufacture, and distribute licensed third-party peripherals for the upcoming Xbox video game system in North America, Japan and Europe. Under this worldwide licensing agreement, Thrustmaster will provide a range of officially endorsed racing wheels, joysticks and controllers. The full line of Xbox peripherals will include gaming accessories ranging from Thrustmaster’s Snowboarding/skateboarding controller to memory cards. Under this deal, Thrustmaster has the rights to develop game-specific peripherals such as a dance mat controller, light guns and other concepts depending on the related games that will be released. Thrustmaster’s relationship with Xbox software developers will lead to unique software/peripheral bundles.

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