Project Cars never made it to a Nintendo console in the end, but some of you may be familiar with the game's developer, Slightly Mad Studios. Not only does the British company have a well-received sequel, it has also built a large fanbase around the racetrack and now faces a slightly more challenging challenge – an introduction to the world of video game hardware.
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The console will use Slightly Mad's own cross-platform development engine called Madness Engine and will not have any exclusive games. Bell says instead that the price of the machine will be "competitive" with "emerging" consoles, which he hopes will make him attractive to publishers and developers. Bell also says that "old and new" software will be on the machine, which sounds like a steam box if you ask us.
When asked why Slightly Mad would ever decide to go into the expensive waters of hardware production, Bell replied:
We believe that the industry is a bit too much of a monopoly or a micro-oligopoly. We believe the competition is healthy and we have the necessary hardware contacts to produce something epic from our designs.
"Several investors" seem to be on board, which means that Slightly Mad can actually have the money they need. Take it off. But would such an idea succeed, especially in a market where a company like Microsoft – one of the largest players in the tech industry with many first-party studios and very deep pockets – has to struggle to stay in the race?  Could the console of Slightly Mad – which, as Bell admits, has no exclusive games – really shake things up? Tell us a comment below.