Slightly Mad Studios is best known for its popular racing simulator Project Cars, but may one day be known for a kick butt console. They have teased the development of a new console. Not just any console either. CEO of Slightly Mad Studios Ian Bell says that the company is working on “the most powerful console ever built.” It will apparently be named the Mad Box.
Bell offered very few details about the console in his initial tweet. The Mad Box will have 4K and virtual reality support at 60 frames per second “per eye,” which means 120 fps. The company may even give developers a full engine for free to develop their games on.
Bell also recently mentioned that the company expects to ship its console in about three years. It’s too soon to say right now what the specs might look like, but Bell says that the specs of this console will be “equivalent to a very fast PC two years from now.” It sounds very ambitious.
No further information has been provided about the free development engine which would let developers make games for the Mad Box. The company may be hoping that its cross-platform game development engine encourages other developers to bring their games to its console.
Hopefully, they can deliver on these claims.