CES 2016

Mad Catz wants to turn Samsung smartphone and tablet owners into hardcore gamers. The game accessory maker announced it is the first such company of its kind to join the Designed for Samsung (DFS) program. Through the program, Mad Catz will create game controllers and gamepads that it says will be "optimized for Samsung smartphones and tablets."

The game controllers will be part of Mad Catz' GameSmart family of products. It states:

With a wide variety of innovative controllers and gamepads, Mad Catz will provide Samsung Mobile consumers the opportunity to enhance their gaming and multi-media experiences with features and functionality that take full advantage of their Samsung smartphone or tablet, as well as other Bluetooth enabled connected devices and PCs. Each certified product will also feature the 'Designed for Samsung Mobile' logo on packaging, communicating seamless compatibility with Samsung smartphones and tablets.

Details about the controllers, along with pricing and availability, have not been announced.