Ian Bell, CEO and founder of Slightly Mad Studios and Creator of the game Project CARS, just announcing their new console called the ‘Mad Box’ this month. Bell described their new console to be “The most powerful console ever built” that will run the game at 4K resolution and up to 120FPS. It said that it will be supporting VR headset at 60FPS, same as Playstation VR. Ian Bell announced that the company will also be shipping its very own game engine for free to developers. The company does not intend to have exclusive titles for their console, but that’d be up to the developers themselves.
What is the Mad Box? It's the most powerful console ever built… It's literally 'Mad'… You want 4k, you want VR at 60FPS? You want a full engine for free to develop your games on it? You have it.
— Ian Bell SMS Group (@bell_sms) January 2, 2019
The Creation of ‘Mad Box’ is still on early stage where they still don’t know the design concept for this new console. He post some of the designs for their new console on twitter to asking for a feedback.
Just for you guys, we blurred the internals as we're still in discussions xx pic.twitter.com/8SjWsdTzHR
— Ian Bell SMS Group (@bell_sms) January 4, 2019
One of our much less 'out there' designs with standard cooling. Let me know your thoughts. pic.twitter.com/GiQwLovL1c
— Ian Bell SMS Group (@bell_sms) January 6, 2019
Design concept (number 4 I believe?)… Would love to hear your feedback. pic.twitter.com/svwUS1CQig
— Ian Bell SMS Group (@bell_sms) January 7, 2019
But today (11 January 2019), Ian Announced their design concept for their new console after hearing a lot of good feedback for this design
The public have spoken and we've listened. This is the design we're going with. It might be slightly amended over time… Thanks all for your responses which have helped to guide us. pic.twitter.com/3dadUkz4Ue
— Ian Bell SMS Group (@bell_sms) January 11, 2019
He also added that 3 large conglomerates that will help funding the whole project. But even then, their new console is still on early stage, which is still gonna take years to finish. The Playstation 4 itself takes 4-5 years to create even with large company like Sony.