KontrolFreek® Inks Licensing Deals for Call of Duty® and Destiny
Gaming accessories company will collaborate with Activision and Bungie to co-develop branded performance gaming gear
ATLANTA, GA – April 4, 2016
Today, KontrolFreek, creators of the popular FPS Freek®, announced major licensing deals with the Call of Duty® and Destiny franchises. The partnerships include several new products that will launch throughout 2016, and will be co-branded and designed to optimize gameplay in each AAA title.
Building off of a successful partnership in 2015, Activision, publisher of the critically-acclaimed Call of Duty series, is continuing its relationship with KontrolFreek for 2016. In 2015, KontrolFreek, in partnership with Activision, developed five Call of Duty®: Black Ops III and Call of Duty® Championship themed products for release, including the popular KontrolFreek Call of Duty Black Ops III Jugger-Nog thumbstick.
KontrolFreek is proud to also announce a licensing deal with Bungie, creators of the hit first-person adventure game, Destiny.
“The team is thrilled to be working with KontrolFreek to introduce new thumbsticks and even more for Destiny,” said Jim McQuillan, Visual Identity and Brand Creative Director at Bungie. “This year we’re hoping to work together with KontrolFreek to create some unique designs that embody the Destiny experience for our fans.”
President and CEO of KontrolFreek, Ashish Mistry, anticipates a watershed year for the company, including huge successes with the licensed products.
“We’re on track for a huge 2016,” said Mistry. “We are always looking for new ways to give our customers high-quality products that reflect their game style and their favorite titles. These new licensing deals solidify that strategy even more and we can’t wait to see what the future brings with these two fantastic brands.”
The licensed products will launch throughout the 2016 calendar year, with release dates set as early as this spring. The licensed products will be available online and at major retailers like BestBuy, GAMEUK and GameStop. The company will also release several original products throughout the year.
About KontrolFreek - Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, KontrolFreek is a premier performance gaming gear brand that creates innovative gaming accessories that give players at all levels a competitive advantage. KontrolFreek combines ergonomics and innovative design to deliver improved accuracy, maneuverability and comfort for Xbox and PlayStation gamers. For more information, visit KontrolFreek.com and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and Instagram.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world and is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com or by following @Activision.
Over the past twenty five years, Bungie has created a bunch of fun games, including the Halo franchise, the Marathon Trilogy and the first two Myth games. Our independent, employee-owned development studio is located in Bellevue, Washington, the base from where we launched our most ambitious project to date: Destiny. More information about Bungie can be found at www.bungie.net.
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