OUYA Joins Forces With OnLive To Deliver Cloud Based Gaming To The Console

Recently, OUYA announced that it joined forces with OnLive, and that they would be incorporating the cloud game service and its 300+ stable of games to the OUYA console.

A few weeks ago, the gaming and developing community banded together to show their support for the Android-run OUYA console. The Kickstarter campaign raised more than $5.5 million and ensured that the system would see the light of day in the near future.

One of those most excited for the new system was OnLive, a gaming company who pioneered cloud-based, on demand gaming with their own service. OnLive was ecstatic to find out that the OUYA console would be open and is essentially a dev kit so anyone with the proper skills and training can create their  own games. Naturally, a partnership seemed like a perfect idea.

Learn more about the OUYA and OnLive partnership after the break.

Bruce Grove, General Manager at OnLive had this to say about OUYA in a recent blog post:

“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. 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.”

Everyone who backed the Kickstarter campaign will be able to take give OnLive a try when the system launches. So not only will gamers be able to play the recently announced Final Fantasy III and Robert Bowlings Human Element, they’ll also have access to the 300+ games available on the OnLive service as well.

With this new partnership, it looks like OUYA is really starting to bring its big guns to the great console war. And, at an affordable $99 price point, it’s a system that should have a low barrier of entry, perhaps even lower than the Nintendo Wii.

Will you be picking up OUYA when it launches? Let us know in the comment section below.


About janhutchings

Canadian Game Industry Blogger / Contributor for @Sonyrumors & @ShogunGamer / Communications and PR Professional. Voice of Canadian and Indie Gaming.

Posted on August 1, 2012, in Onlive Game Service and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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