New Mad Box Console Shares Completely Redone Design
The current console generation is getting towards the end of its life, and hardware makers have been all the while underway with a fresh system to blow away any and all competition. While Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 and the next Xbox have kept quiet on their presumably high-profile plans, Slightly Mad Studios has been living up to their name and sharing oodles of tidbits about the company’s in-development console, the Mad Box.
It was barely a week ago when Slightly Mad revealed the first images for their big entry into the console market, and let’s just say it wasn’t exactly traditional. Taking inspiration from high-end PCs, the Mad Box originally featured a huge “M” at the center of its design, memorably complimented by two large curvaceous feet. However, it appears fan demand has now scrapped this strange initial look, as CEO Ian Bell has recently revealed a much more contemporary design for the Mad Box on social media.
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
While significantly less “mad” than the previous iteration, the new Mad Box seems much more realistic in its redesign, seemingly able to fit atop shelves horizontally, vertically, or even be mounted on walls. Another neat feature this model presents is an interactive front screen that changes based on a particular activity. However, the icing on the cake looks to be that Slightly Mad managed to work a subtle “M” into the design after all, with two arches prominently displayed on top of the console.
Despite not having experience in the console market, the Mad Box has quickly thrown its hat in the ring alongside the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation. With high aspirations, fan feedback, and multiple big investors said to be in line to back the project, it seems as though Slightly Mad may just be mad enough to pull it off.
What do you think? Are you enjoying this new version of the Mad Box, or was that big “M” design starting to grow on you? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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