First Images of Mad Box Console Released
On Wednesday, Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell surprised the gaming world by proclaiming that his studio was developing a stand-alone console. Slightly Mad Studios is mostly known for developing Project CARS, prompting mixed reactions to the ambitious announcement. Today, Bell’s fairly new Twitter account has published concept images of what the proposed Mad Box console will look like.
It looks like the console will be fitted with an LED-based exterior. This is likely something of which gamers will be able to customize on the fly.
Slightly Mad Studios will allow developers to use the studio’s own developmental engine to produce games at no cost, which could be a big incentive for companies to offer products on the platform. Regardless of how developers create titles, Bell states that all developers will be allowed to produce games on the Mad Box. Slightly Mad Studios has no plans on paying developers to create exclusives, an idea that Bell says isn’t in line with the company’s thinking.
If and when the Mad Box ships, Bell promises that the cost of the console will be in-line with other upcoming consoles. Slightly Mad Studios hasn’t secured investors for the ambitious project, but Bell says he’s already been approached by multiple investors. There’s still a long way to go before the Mad Box can become a reality, so only time will tell if the ambitious console can compete with the big three or if it will fade away like the Ouya.
Slightly Mad Studios‘ Mad Box has yet to receive a precise release date.
Source: Ian Bell (via Twitter), Variety