The little console that could.
There's been a lot of buzz regarding the upcoming $99 console called "Ouya." With 43,971 backers and well over $5,000,000 it looks like the console will indeed see the day of light. While not much is known about the Ouya, cloud gaming is certainly in its future.
OnLive will make its way to the console when it launches in March 2013. This means Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (AE) will be playable on the Ouya. See what Bruce Grove, General Manager, of OnLive had to say (via Kickstarter), after the jump.
"When OnLive first heard about OUYA, we were excited to see console gaming becoming more available and open. 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, 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.
We are pleased to announce that OnLive will be available on OUYA at launch, extending and building on our commitment to make the best games available to everyone, everywhere.
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.
OnLive already delivers a premium gaming experience to tablets, smartphones, PCs, Macs, connected TVs and HDTVs via the OnLive® Game System or dedicated streaming devices like the VIZIO Co-Star. We’re pleased to deliver the same OnLive experience on the OUYA console when it launches next year."
Fernando's POV: We haven't covered the Ouya because of its lack of fighting games, but this is the perfect time to get started. If you didn't see OnLive coming to this console, something is wrong with you. This is a great addition to the Ouya, but the makers of this magical box need to update people a little more. Many who are interested in this have been cautious and you never want fans to second guess themselves. I hope this console succeeds because it's a fantastic idea.