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A standalone game console from the developers of Project CARS, Slightly Mad Studios, is currently in the works.


Here are Ian Bell's tweets, announcing that they are working on a new console:




Variety got in touch with him and got further details:


When reached for more details, Bell told Variety that the console will ship in “around three years time” and that “it will be a console as is the Xbox or Playstation.”


“It will support most major VR headsets and those upcoming and the specs will be equivalent to a ‘very fast PC 2 years from now’,” Bell wrote in an email. “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.”


A Twitter user, @LogiForce, responded to this tweet questioning the 60 frames per second claim, asking if it should be 90FPS for VR, to which Bell replied that it’s 60FPS “per eye.”


Variety reached out to Bell, who clarified via email that the Mad Box will be 120 FPS after the confusing “per eye” FPS claim.


“We plan to allow games from all developers, old and new.”

“The ’new’ possibly being many of those that benefit from our completely free development engine,” Bell said. “It will be a stand alone console.”


“We think exclusives are ‘exclusionary’ but given that we’ll be shipping a cross platform engine to all developers it will be their choice,” Bell wrote. “As of now we have no plans to pay developers ‘incentives’ to exclude other hardware vendors.


“It will be a worldwide console,” Bell wrote. “And we’re already in early talks with areas that are, let’s say, not particularly open to other vendors at this moment.”


“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 explained. “All that we have approached are discussing standard partial ownership investment deals.”



As for how much the new console will cost, Bell said it will be “competitive with upcoming console prices.


“Prices will drop with ship quantity but we’re not planning on taking as large a cut as other console owners to enable us to cut prices massively,” he stated. “We fully expect to be matching the best of the rest early in the lifecycle though.




That came out of nowhere.



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6 minutes ago, Playstationdude said:

Dreaming big and actually delivering the product are 2 different things. At a price point of 400-500 dollars, the dude is promising tech that even a 2000 dollar PC would struggle with.

It has all the makings of vaporware. That's for sure. 

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1 hour ago, Aftrunner said:

Oh Snap. Soulja boy's console finally has competition. RIP in pieces. 


Come to the think of it, the timing is kinda coincidental (or not :rofl: ). Soulja Boy stopped selling the SouljaGame just a few days ago. And the Mad Box was announced yesterday.

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