With a Kickstarter donation figure that has tallied more than $5.6 million to date, there’s no denying that the Ouya, an Andriod-powered game console currently in development, is going to be big.
Announced to be ready for release by 2013, a recently revealed Kickstarter update of the Ouya notes that the game console will be enhanced for OnLive support, facilitating the streaming of games and other content to the “Android game console”.
With “hundreds of top-tier games from more than 80 publishers” on OnLive, the platform’s General Manager, Bruce Grove, has even been noted to suggest that nearly all the intense games on OnLive will be available for the Ouya, which leaves the question of game title availability for the console already resolved.
Also, images of how the Ouya’s controller would look had been released, bearing a “brushed metal” or “brushed aluminum” design, following after its redesign due to its similarities with the Xbox 360’s controller. The new controller is also set on featuring a touch screen area in its middle/center area.
As a game console, the Ouya is positioned as a “self-contained” Andriod-driven gadget, one which supports HDMI connectivity, WiFi network access and Bluetooth remote/linkup features.
Initially tagged to cost $99, the device is positioned to be customizable, which gives users an edge over how their future Ouyas are going to be configured as home entertainment system components.
Already gaining a solid number of followers at its development stages, the Ouya promises to make 2013 an interesting year for the gaming industry, with all its ascribed features and benefits over its more established (and more expensive) counterpart brands and models.