OUYA announces partnership with OnLive
In case you haven't being following the Android-powered OUYA console's Kickstarter campaign, all you need to know to catch up is that it was very successful. (D3KUPW24VVAN) Though the original goal of $950,000 was ambitious, it was quickly surpassed, and with 12 days remaining in the OUYA's Kickstarter campaign, the $99 open software-packing console currently stands at a lofty $5,596,103 (as of this writing).
And having made so much money in so little time, the console is garnering interest in high places. Case in point, cloud gaming service OnLive, who has just signed a deal with OUYA, which will make the console a home to OnLive's store of hundreds of games from over eighty publishers.
"When OnLive first heard about OUYA, we were excited to see console gaming becoming more available and open," said Bruce Grove, UK chief of OnLive. "Like OUYA, we came to gaming with a new vision for making top-quality gaming accessible to more people, and we continue to look for ways to expand on that vision."
"OUYA is rethinking the console business," he added, "making waves by using standard technology to make gaming for your living room accessible, affordable and more innovative than ever. In OnLive's case, we pioneered a groundbreaking, cloud-based system that instantly delivers games to any device on demand."
In addition to the news regarding OnLive, the OUYA team also unveiled new renders of the console and its controller, along with the following statement: "Please note that the design is still in progress--but we couldn't hold out any longer. We needed you to know that the controller has two handles. You can hold it in both hands."
"P.S. We're still deciding on the buttons. For now, we've stuck with the colored circles as placeholders. But don't fret, we won't leave out colorblind gamers."
The OUYA is slated to launch sometime in or around March 2013. In the meanwhile, you can check out the console's Kickstarter page, and leave a comment on what you think about OUYA's deal with OnLive.
Source: OUYA Kickstarter update #6
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