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

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

Project Cars Developer Slightly Mad Studios is Questionably Creating a New Console Called the ‘Mad Box’

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".

Best known for well-received Project Cars and follow-up Project Cars 2, plus a third entry in the franchise designed as a successor to Need for Speed Shift and which is now in the early stages of pre-production, Slightly Mad Studios is not a name you'd normally associate with hardware devices - despite the company's long-standing support for virtual reality (VR) platforms. While we've certainly seen our fair share of unusual consoles as of late-I'm looking at you, Soulja Boy-this isn't planned to be some dinky little box that can play simple games. 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. What do you think about the Mad Box?

Even if the timeline is long on The Mad Box's release, Bell mentions that we should see more of it quite soon.

Project Cars never did make it onto a Nintendo console in the end, but some of you may be familiar with the game's creator, Slightly Mad Studios.

Slightly Mad Studios is throwing its hat into the console ring. Bell covered that as well: "It's the most powerful console ever built..."

Speaking to entertainment website Variety, Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell revealed a few key details.

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

The system will apparently support 4K gaming, VR at 60FPS per eye or 120 FPS total, and support a number of peripherals.

"We have multiple investors already offering the required funding for us to see the product to completion, but it's still early days and we're looking at the best offers right now", Bell told Variety.

He also downplayed the idea that there might be any exclusive titles for the console, which runs against a key strategy expected to continue with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two.

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