Slightly Mad Studios Mad Box Console Promises VR and 4K Gaming

A New Game Console Is On The Way To Compete With Xbox And PlayStation

After teasing about the Mad Box on Twitter, the company's founder and CEO, Ian Bell, gave more information about this upcoming console, touting it as "the most powerful console ever built".

Slightly Mad Studios, the developer best known for its work on the Project Cars series, is supposedly developing a new gaming console. With SEGA and Atari exiting the console market and instead of making games for consoles, it seems that Slightly Mad studios have some high ambitions for disrupting the console space with their Mad Box console. Mr. Bell believes that they can ship the Mad Box at a level competitive with the launch prices of other home consoles.

Bell explained that the console will dethrone the Xbox One X as the most "powerful console ever built".

Variety contacted him for an interview, and Bell shared more details about his Mad Box, which will likely face off with Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Xbox Two. But if Slightly Mad can deliver a new console to market that incorporates all the modern bells and whistles at an affordable price, it will certainly turn some heads. For now, I am excited and applaud the effort by Slightly Mad Studios and their CEO for a great news. The console won't be targeting exclusive games as incentives, so it'll be a while before we see if there's any reason to plump for this over more established offerings. or whether it's just a bit too bonkers to succeed.

"We think exclusives are "exclusionary, ' but given that we'll be shipping a cross-platform engine to all developers it will be their choice".

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"You want 4k, you want VR at 60fps?". This means we shouldn't expect to see any Kickstarter or Indiegogo-type crowdfunding campaigns.

"We're in early talks with manufacturers of components so we can't say much more right now other than we have the designs speced out in detail".

The very first images of the console are expected to be released in four to six weeks time.

As for funding this venture, Bell stated that Slight Mad is in talks with several interested parties.

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