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Can the Latest Console Revealed Compete With PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo?

Can the Latest Console Revealed Compete With PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo?”

Slightly Mad Studios, the developers better known for the Project CARS games make some bold statements on Twitter. Yes, you read that right, according to reports, the upcoming gaming console is being developed by Slightly Mad Studios, and according to the company, it will be a beast of a console. Despite the seemingly beefy hardware, Bell plans for the Mad Box to be priced competitively with "upcoming console prices". The Mad Box will be capable of VR gaming and will be equivalent to a "very fast PC 2 years from now". The Mad Box console will nonetheless be a business venture and one particular financial figure might be on the mind of customers: the cost.

'What is the Mad Box, ' Bell asks via his Twitter account.

Does this all sound slightly mad to you?

If the console really is as powerful as Bell states, one must ponder about the price of the console. After some confusion, he said the console would enable 60fps per eye in VR, making a total of 120fps.

Though Slighly Mad is based in the UK, Bell says it will be a "worldwide" console and that the studio is in early talks with areas that are not "particularly open to other vendors at this moment".

"Multiple investors" are apparently on board already, which means Slightly Mad could actually have the cash required to pull this off.

Sadly, Bell has not been forthcoming on technical details, including internal hardware, project launch date, and pricing - though if he's serious about hitting 120 frames per second for high-quality virtual reality in a compact console-like form factor, the pricing will be considerably above the competition. "All that we have approached are discussing standard partial ownership investment deals". Bell also said that early design builds of the console will be revealed in four to six weeks.

Do you think Slightly Mad has what it takes to compete with the likes of PlayStation 5 and "Xbox Two"? There's a long way to go between announcement and release for the Mad Box, and during that time, and there's the potential for plenty to go wrong in that time.



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