Slightly Mad Studios’ upcoming console, Mad Box, has run into a little more trouble as competition scares away investors.

Following the news that Slightly Mad Studios’ have had to withdraw a trademark filing for its upcoming Mad Box console due to an objection from a studio with the same name, it’s been reported that following Google’s announcement of the Stadia, investors jumped ship.

Speaking with PCGamesInsider.biz, Slightly Mad’s online marketing director, Nathan Bell, revealed that progress on the Mad Box has slowed considerably since the announcement of the Stadia.

“We had some solid investment lined up, but Google saying ‘the future of gaming isn’t in a box’ hasn’t done us any favors,” Bell said in the interview. “Two investors pulled out after the announcement of Stadia. All I can say at this stage is the future of the project is questionable.”

That’s a pretty damning statement from the company, especially as their rolling start with the surprise announcement seems to have come to a dead stop. Will we ever see Slightly Mad’s console? At this point, it seems unlikely.

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