Ian Bell, the Slightly Mad Studios CEO, announced that his company is now working on its own standalone console which would come out to compete with Xbox and PlayStation. The new game console, dubbed as Mad Box, would most possibly roll out among the next-gen consoles, even though the specifications have not yet been disclosed.
“The Mad Box is coming,” wrote Ian Bell on Twitter. Next, he said on Variety that the new game console would roll out in up to three years, and would support 120 frames-per-second for virtual reality play.
“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. We’re in early talks with manufacturers of components so we can’t say much more right now other than we have the designs specced out in detail,” explained Ian Bell.
New Game Console, Mad Box, To Come Out To Compete With Xbox and PlayStation
“We think exclusives are ‘exclusionary,’ but given that we’ll be shipping a cross-platform engine to all developers it will be their choice. As of now, we have no plans to pay developers ‘incentives’ to exclude other hardware vendors,” added Ian Bell, referring to the games on the new game console.
According to Ian Bell, “the industry is a little too much of a monopoly or a micro oligopoly,” so Mad Box wants to increase the competition in this market led by Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo, lately, with its Switch hardware.
“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,” added Bell. He also said that the early design builds of the new game console would be presented in up to six weeks, while a first version of the Mad Box would come out in up to three years from now.
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