Thrustmaster have scored the rights to produce officially licenced gaming accessories for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.


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Items for the PlayStation, PS2, Gamecube and Xbox will be made under the deal, which will see a number of specially branded items available including the "2002 FIFA World Cup Football Stadium" for the PlayStation 2 and Gamecube.

Thrustmaster's Football stadium accessory is a special mat with three sensors that detect movement of the player, and reproduce the movements as they happened in real time on the screen, so you can shoot, pass, lob, and tackles the computer characters as if you were really on the pitch.


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Other 2002 World Cup accessories will include PS2 Analog and Xbox Programmable gamepads, along with arcade sticks, and memory cards - all of which will be available from April in time for the World Cup which is taking place in Japan and Korea.

Full pricing details are due to be announced shortly, and more information will be available from www.thrustmaster.co.uk.