The developers of the newly announced and already highly popular OUYA have not only revealed the upcoming system and its controller, but also that the OUYA will support OnLive, the popular cloud gaming company. Together with OnLive, the OUYA will now have the potential to bring gamers “hundreds of playable titles from great publishers.”
OnLive seems very pleased with the OUYA’s direction, as Bruce Grove, General Manager of OnLive said that the new system “is rethinking the console business, 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.”
Grove also addressed what this all would mean for those backing the OUYA:
- 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.
This could be big news and a huge help to the OUYA in the future. Below are the images of the console itself and the controller. What does this do for your anticipation for the OUYA? Getting excited? Could care less?