As said, we don’t usually post news about consoles – and don’t expect to see an increase on that number as we’re mainly a PC focused gaming site – but what has happened with Ouya is simply mind-blowing. Ouya is a new game console for the TV, powered by Android, that is is planned to be priced at only $99 USD. What’s more interesting is that Ouya’s games will be free-to-play, or at least that’s what the company is targetting for.
The team behind started a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund the development of this console and their initial goal was to raise $950K USD. Well, it seems that this Kickstarter campaign might be the most successful one, as it managed to surpass over $2.5 million USD in just a day. Yeap, you read that right. 2.5 million dollars in just a day.
This obviously means that Ouya will be funded. We’re curious though to see what the team will do with the additional funds, as there are still 29 days left for this Kickstarter campaign.
Ouya will feature a controller that will have everything you’ve learned to love: fast buttons, triggers, laser-precise analog sticks, a D-Pad – and it will have a touchpad for any games making the trek from mobile or tablet to the TV. It’ll be just the right weight – well, at least what’s the dev team states.
Ouya will be powered by a Tegra quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal flash storage, and will support HDMI connection to the TV, with support for up to 1080p HD, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth LE 4.0, a USB 2.0, Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), a touchpad, and Android 4.0.
Ouya is currently slated for a March 2013 release!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."