The Mad Box: Slightly Mad Studios Announces the Most Powerful Console

Laverne Mann
January 5, 2019

He explained that it would be a standalone console, like the PS4 and Xbox One, and will be compatible with most VR headsets on the market. While no specific price was mentioned, Bell said it would be priced competitively with upcoming consoles.

In fact, the first tweet Bell published after creating this account says simply, "The Mad Box is coming". Bell covered that as well: "It's the most powerful console ever built..."

"It will support most major VR headsets and those upcoming and the specs will be equivalent to a very fast PC two years from now", he said. Bell said that they now have the design of the Mad Box all specced out and are now in discussions with manufacturing partners. However, they do have the basic designs and some specs ready. The Mad Box console will nonetheless be a business venture and one particular financial figure might be on the mind of customers: the cost. Variety questioned him about the frame rate further, and he cleared up the confusion by saying that it will actually be 120 frames per second. Slightly Mad Studios isn't looking to court developers for exclusive games either, with Bell telling Variety "We think exclusives are "exclusionary' but given that we'll be shipping a cross platform engine to all developers it will be their choice".

For years now, the competitors in the game console space have been pretty well defined.

The Mad Box allegedly won't be crowdfunded, and Bell claims the studio has "multiple investors" offering required funding to bring the device to completion.

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However, the studio has no plans to restrict developers to only develop for Mad Box Console. However, it's not entirely a newcomer.

Slightly Mad are also working on a Project Cars game for pocket telephones, as well as still updating Project Cars 2. After some confusion, he said the console would enable 60fps per eye in VR, making a total of 120fps. Other titles to the developer's credit include Need for Speed Shift, Shift 2 Unleashed, and the GTR franchise.

CEO Ian Bell details the Mad Box console that's on its way from Slightly Mad Studios.

Bell added that early design builds for the Mad Box will be revealed in about four to six weeks.

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