Published on July 27th, 2012 | by Adam Vjestica0
OnLive Signs Deal With Android Console Ouya
The Droid They Were Looking For
The cloud gaming service OnLive has announced a deal with the Android console that everyone’s backing, Ouya.
The deal will allow Ouya owners access to hundreds of games from more than 80 publishers for play on demand when the console launches sometime in March, 2013.
OnLive already has a client for Android devices, allowing gamers to game on the go on their tablets and phones, then continue the action at home through PC’s, Macs or the Ouya console itself. Instant demos will be available for nearly every game in the OnLive library, with an offer of 30 minutes playtime for free.
“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,” stated OnLive UK boss, Bruce Grove.
“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.”
The idea behind Ouya has certainly captured the imagination of the gaming community. A Kickstarter campaign began last month, asking for $950,000. With 12 days to go, it’s currently reached a staggering $5,548,050 pledged from 43,405 backers. A donation of $99 will be enough to snag you your very own Ouya console ($119 if you live outside the US).
The Ouya also grabbed it’s first exclusive game last week in the form of Human Element, from Robert Bowling’s studio Robotoki.