After having raised funds to the tune of over $5.6 million through Kickstarter crowdfunding site, with the funding period still having two weeks to go, the highly-anticipated Android-based Ouya gaming console garnered some high-profile backing on Friday, by striking a partnership with online gaming firm OnLive.
About Los Angeles-based Ouya having OnLive as a new partner, Bruce Grove – Ouya’s general manager – said in a blog post that the $99-priced console will offer OnLive on-demand gaming service when it launches in 2013.
The availability on OnLive on the Ouya console right at the outset will give the users the accessibility to hundreds of game titles, from over 80 publishers, when the console is released. In addition, some of the most well-liked OnLive features – including the advantage of continuing games across a number of supported devices – will also to become available for Ouya users.
Revealing that Ouya gamers can begin playing a particular game on the console and later pick it up on some other supported device – such as the PC, smartphone, or tablet -, OnLive said that it will offer the Ouya users free, 30-minute demos "for nearly every game in our ever-growing library," including Ravaged and Darksiders II.
Noting that the OnLive partnership will essentially make Ouya console gaming "more available and open,” Grove said OnLive availability on Ouya at launch will help Ouya extend as well as build its “commitment to make the best games available to everyone, everywhere.”
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