Mad Catz is Your Official Rock Band Peripheral Maker

Mad Catz has announced that it has partnered with Harmonix to "produce and distribute Rock Band music videogame controllers for future iterations of Rock Band during the term of the deal, including the highly-anticipated Rock Band 3 for the Xbox 360(R) videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system and Wii(TM) system from Nintendo."

Absent from this list is mention of a PlayStation 2 version, though it might not be a confirmation of no PS2 version as the PS3 and PS2 guitars for Rock Band games have been cross-platform.

Mad Catz has had success with its line of licensed Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV arcade sticks. The high-end sticks are made with arcade-quality parts and are favored by many fighting game fans.

It is not clear if this means that Rock Band 3 will feature entirely new peripherals or if Mad Catz is stepping in to handle physical production of the existing peripherals. Rock Band 3 was announced at GDC 2010 for release this holiday season. A PlayStation 2 version is not expected to make the cut.