'Project CARS' Developer Announces New Mad Box Console

Angelica Greene
January 5, 2019

Word of this fresh hardware came via the studio's CEO Ian Bell, who tweeted via a newly-created account, saying that the firm was making "the most powerful console ever built", with the capability of playing VR at 60FPS as well handling 4K resolution.

Slightly Mad Studios is of course, the London-based company behind Project CARS and Need for Speed: Shift. Yes, you read that right, according to reports, the upcoming gaming console is being developed by Slightly Mad Studios, and according to the company, it will be a beast of a console.

Interestingly, the studio claims that the Mad Box console will be equivalent of a "very fast PC two years from now".

Following the introduction of Microsoft's Xbox in 2001, the game console landscape hasn't seen much change in way of new competition. What do you think about the Mad Box?

What is the Mad Box? Additionally, he says that The Mad Box offers developers access to a full and free engine to develop games with as well, both for this and other platforms. With the aim of supporting 4K, 60fps-per-eye VR and the support for a wide array of PC peripherals.

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A console isn't much without its software and exclusives can sometimes drive sales. "As of now we have no plans to pay developers "incentives" to exclude other hardware vendors" explains Bell. It'd be hard to pull off 4K, 120 FPS, and VR support in a modern machine while keeping it under the price point of a brand new home gaming console.

More info is expected to arrive in the coming "four to six weeks" as stated by Bell, but for now we'll have to go by the pretty shocking details.

It will be interesting to see how close the Mad Box gets to the PS5 and next Xbox in terms of specifications.

"Multiple investors" are apparently on board already, which means Slightly Mad could actually have the cash required to pull this off.

How Far Along is the "Mad Box" Project?

I am not trying to jinx the company but many major projects fall short plus all we have are vague details about the whole thing and in 3 years we will have the PlayStation 5, Xbox Scarlett and Nintendo Switch 2 for sure.

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