London's Gaming Development Store Little Studio – behind CARS project racing sim series, as well as the Need for speed: change franchise – lives up to his name with the release of his next project: a game console that will be a competitor to Xbox and PlayStation, and support the content of VR for three years.
It's from the CEO Ian Bell, who told Variati that "the Mad Box console will support most of the main VR headphones and those that are upcoming, and the specifications will be equivalent to a" very fast 2 years old computer now. "Here's his bold claims about his abilities in recent tweets:
What is a crazy box? It's the most powerful console ever built … It's literally "crazy" … Want 4k, you want a VR of 60FPS? Want a full motorcycle for free to develop your games on it? You have it.
– Ian Bell SMS (@ bell_sms) January 2, 2019
Bell clarified that the console will support VR games at 120 fps (60 fps / eye), and that prices will compete with upcoming consoles. He added that he would be available around the world.
The other big drawing is that Little Crazy will make an engine for developing a cross-platform for games available for third parties who want to create content for the console. The company is not particularly interested in developers creating headlines that are exclusive to Mad Box, and will let them decide how they want to make their releases available.
All this sounds great on paper, but we'll have to wait and see how Little Folk's plans are played. He hopes to have images of the early console design for about four to six weeks, and it's in talks with investors interested in financing the project.
But much can happen in three years. Sony said in May last year that it intends to to keep its PlayStation revenue by the end of March 2021, and there is talk about the PS5 surface ever that year. And while VR games are not as hot right now, it can catch on during the crazy box is ready for prime time.
It remains to be seen whether Little Crazy has technical and marketing riffs to pull this out. The company claims that its capabilities go beyond the development of the game and cover vehicle simulation and the creation of a VR environment. But it will reduce its work to build a reliable product as well as distribution around the world and support developers and gamers – all in the face of fierce competition from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo.
Posted on January 4, 2019 – 5:38 UTC