First Images of the Mad Box Have Arrived

Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell has now unveiled the first pics of the Mad Box, the company's recently announced in-production console.

January 4, 2019

Slightly Mad Studios’ CEO Ian Bell shocked a lot of folks earlier this week when he announced that his company, most recently known for creating Project Cars 2, was currently working on a new standalone console called the Mad Box. While details on the Mad Box were still sparse, Bell made it sound like he wanted the device to contend with the likes of the PlayStation and Xbox while also supporting a variety of different VR headsets.

Jump forward to today and, well, Bell is back at it again and has this time given us our first images of what the Mad Box will supposedly look like when released. Over a set of two different images, we see four different examples of the Mad Box, with each boasting different color schemes. You can also see the Slightly Mad Studios mascot prominently displayed on the side of each unit.


Bell also made sure to mention that he blurred the internals of each Mad Box unit as discussions on the internal components are still ongoing. As previously stated though, Bell said he wants the internals of the console to match what would be a “high-end” PC two years from now. If that’s the case, then it seems like the Mad Box will end up being quite costly, although Bell has said he wants to make the hardware’s price comparable to other consoles on the market.

The Mad Box is planned to launch at some point within the next three or so years if all goes according to Bell’s plan. In a landscape that has been tumultuous for even a company like Valve when it tried to its own lineup of Steam Boxes, hopefully Slightly Mad can find more success with the Mad Box, assuming it ever sees the light of day.

So what do you think of the proposed look of this thing? Is the Mad Box something you’d want to prominently display in your home? Be sure to let me know your thoughts down in the comments.


Logan Moore

Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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