Project CARS 2 developers Slightly Mad Studios are aiming to create the “most powerful console ever”.
CEO Ian Bell took to Twitter to reveal ‘The Mad Box’, a machine that will support 4K gaming as well as the majority of virtual reality headsets. Bell says that The Mad Box “will be a worldwide console”, capable of playing games from any studio that decides to develop for the hardware.
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 (@bell_sms) January 2, 2019
He has also tweeted early concept designs for the hardware, asking Twitter users which they prefer.
Just for you guys, we blurred the internals as we're still in discussions xx pic.twitter.com/8SjWsdTzHR
— Ian Bell SMS (@bell_sms) January 4, 2019
Design concept (number 4 I believe?)… Would love to hear your feedback. pic.twitter.com/svwUS1CQig
— Ian Bell SMS (@bell_sms) January 7, 2019
Speaking to American entertainment magazine Variety, Bell elaborated that it’ll be a console like the “Xbox or PlayStation” and ship in around three years time. He also said that pricing of the Mad Box will be competitive with upcoming consoles.
With Microsoft announcing a new streaming service in the form of Project xCloud last year, shortly followed by a Sony president confirming that work on new hardware is underway, it looks like the next generation console race is really starting to heat up.