OUYA announces OnLive deal and controller debut

Posted by on July 27, 2012 at 15:56.
Categories: Features, News

OUYA and OnLive have signed a deal to bring the cloud gaming service to the console, as announced via their Kickstarter page today. OnLive GM, Bruce Grove gave a statement:

“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.”

OUYA also took the opportunity to unveil its prototype controller. They note:

“Please note that the design is still in progress–but we couldn’t hold out any longer. We needed you to know that the controller has two handles. You can hold it in both hands.

P.S. We’re still deciding on the buttons. For now, we’ve stuck with the colored circles as placeholders. But don’t fret, we won’t leave out colorblind gamers.”

Accompanying images of the console, controller and OnLive running on the machine follow.

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  1. Ant Jul 27, 2012

    Wow that Ouya GUI screenshot or mockup (whichever it really is) is sure to attract Microsoft Lawyers’ attention!

    • EscoBlades Jul 27, 2012

      Hahaha, i bet they are on the case already ;)

  2. Da Citizen Aug 14, 2012

    This is the first kickstarter project i backed! Cant wait to get it :)