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Rennes, February 12, 2014 — To coincide with DISTREE EMEA 2014 taking place in Monaco this week, Thrustmaster is pleased to announce that it is strengthening its collaboration with Playseat.

This closer collaboration between Thrustmaster and Playseat is a logical progression for these two major players in the world of video game racing, according to Christian Maby, Thrustmaster’s Worldwide Sales Director. “It is very important for us to be able to draw on the expertise of a company like Playseat, allowing our customers to benefit from solutions which take the fun and excitement of using our products to an even higher level,” he explains. “Our goal is to achieve this with the most widespread geographical coverage for racing sim fans around the world.”

Thrustmaster has been very successful in terms of its latest products, including the Ferrari F1 Integral T500 and the T100 Force Feedback for PC, as well as with wheels for the new generation of consoles – including the T80 Racing Wheel, officially licensed by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for PS4™, and the TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition, officially licensed by Microsoft for Xbox One. The racing solutions developed by Thrustmaster for many years now have always been designed to provide the ultimate experience when used in conjunction with racing simulation seats, allowing users to enjoy the highest levels of immersion and realism in racing games.
Playseat, the racing simulation seat manufacturer, offers a range of products designed to be perfectly compatible with Thrustmaster’s wheels. “Thrilled – that’s the word which best describes how we feel about the collaboration between Thrustmaster and Playseat,” explains Dr. Fernando Smit, CEO of Playseat. “Imagine the amazing experience that sim fans will be able to enjoy when Thrustmaster’s wheels and pedals, which make you feel like you’re driving the fastest cars on the planet, are combined with chairs from Playseat, which make you feel like you’re really sitting right inside that caliber of car! We’re proud and confident that this collaboration will take users’ racing game experiences to the next level. Let’s fire it up!”

Of course, the biggest winners with respect to this closer collaboration between Thrustmaster and Playseat are racing simulation fans, who will now have access to product offerings combining the most advanced wheels with high-end racing seats.