Earlier this week, Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell announced his company was developing the Mad Box, a new standalone video game console to rival the PlayStation and Xbox. Bell has now revealed a few more details about the mysterious platform, including how an early version of it looks.
The first images of the Mad Box were shared on Bell’s official Twitter account, which you can see below. The console resembles a PC, with an M-shaped tower and the Slightly Mad Studios logo etched into one side. The system’s internal components have been blurred out in the images, however, as Bell says the team is “still in discussions” regarding that. He also notes this is “not the final design.”
According to Bell, the Mad Box is very light and features a deployable carry handle on the top so you can easily transport it. He also says the system “will talk to other Mad Boxes without cables,” although he didn’t elaborate any further on that.
Bell claims the Mad Box is “the most powerful console ever built,” featuring specs that “will be equivalent to a very fast PC two years from now.” Speaking with Variety, he said the system “will support most major VR headsets” and allow up to 90 frames-per-second “per eye” for virtual reality play. He also says the system will offer 4K visuals.
Pricing and release details for the Mad Box have yet to be announced, but Bell says the system will ship around the world in about three years and be “competitive with upcoming console prices.”