OUYA came out from nowhere with a Kickstarter asking for $950,000 for an open source, inexpensive console. It was quickly praised and bashed by the media some saying it was vaporware. They have raised over $5.6 million with 19 days left and they have been releasing a steady steam of updates to keep everyone informed and to dismiss rumors.
Today they announced that OnLive will be available at launch. This is really great news because that means not only will you be able to play Android based games, this is one of those running jokes, you will be able to access the 80 plus titles that OnLive offers including Deus Ex, Saints Row, Assassins Creed and others.
What does that mean for OUYA backers?
- OnLive will deliver a full console-class experience, bringing hundreds of top-tier games from more than 80 publishers to the OUYA console for play on demand.
- OUYA owners will be able to jump in and play any of these games both at home on their OUYA console, and on the go on PCs, Macs, tablets and phones, never leaving a game behind.
- Instant demos will be available for nearly every game in our ever-growing library—from eagerly anticipated indie titles like Ravaged, to hot blockbusters like the upcoming Darksiders® II. Players can experience up to 30 minutes of each game for free before deciding what to buy. If they like it, they can continue playing where the demo left off.
They have also released what the console looks like as well as a full shot of the controller. I get a little more satisfied with the fact that I put up money to get a console with every piece of news that comes from OUYA!