OUYA Will Support OnLive Game Streaming, Controller Fully Unveiled
OUYA, the successfully crowd-funded video game console, has announced a partnership with OnLive, the cloud gaming service, and will be working with them to bring a fully-featured OnLive streaming application to OUYA “when it launches next year.”
For those unfamiliar with OnLive, it’s at its simplest the Netflix or Hulu Plus of video games, allowing you to stream full, high-quality games straight to your PC, OnLive mini-console or mobile tablet for a standard subscription rate. So long as you have a workable internet connection, you’re able to play through a vast library of games without ever having to download it fully.
What does this mean for OUYA? For starters, it sort of covers their basis of every game being required to include a free trial, as OnLive already implements this feature for each and every title it offers to stream. It also means that gamers who purchase an OUYA (or backed it with enough cash on Kickstarter) will have another way of playing cloud games on their television, the only previous way being to own an OnLive console (approximately the same price as OUYA will be at retail next year).
The team at OUYA also took the opportunity in their Kickstarter update to unveil the nearly complete controller they’ve been working on, as well as the approximate design of the console itself.
“Please note that the design is still in progress–but we couldn’t hold out any longer.
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. :)”
Is it just me, or does that controller look a bit familiar?
Yup, totally does, just more square.