Console rivalry is about to heat up with new competition from Slightly Mad Studios titled the “Mad Box”. This new console is set to be a direct rival to Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. Slightly Mad Studio’s CEO claimed that the new console will support virtual reality and boast some competitive specs when it hits the market. There are plans to release the new console in three years time which might be a direct rival to the likes of next-generation consoles from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.
Let the Console Wars begin
Indulge. x pic.twitter.com/uQYxp62nYr
— Ian Bell SMS Group (@bell_sms) January 14, 2019
In an interview with Variety, Ian Bell said,
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. All that we have approached are discussing standard partial ownership investment deals. 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. We fully expect to be matching the best of the rest early in the lifecycle though.We think the industry is a little too much of a monopoly or a micro oligopoly. We think competition is healthy and we have the required hardware contacts to be able to bring something epic to fruition based on our designs.
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
Certainly, this will drive up the curiosity of gamers all over the world who may want to try out a new console to see what it can offer and if Mad Dog Studios can deliver on their promise we will finally see a true challenger to this market which is hugely dominated by Microsoft and Sony.
Though there have been no news by either Microsoft or Sony about their next-generation console, Slightly Mad Studios might just be able to rev up a storm and stir up interest ahead of the release of its next console.