Xbox co-creator backing the $99 console. All its games are free.
'Ouya' is a concept for a $99, Android-based game console put together by some very 'interesting' people.
Meet the 'Ouya', a concept of a cheap, “hackable” Android-based gaming console that has some very interesting backers.
The gadget was designed by Yves Behar of Jawbone Jambox and One Laptop Per Child fame and the project's advisors include Ed Fries of Xbox fame and IGN’s Julie Uhrman is listed as founder and CEO.
According to them, the concept device is “built to be hacked”.
These are its features:
Yes, it's worth noting that this is a concept for now, but it all sounds pretty interesting, right?- Open, accessible game console for the biggest market in games: TV.
- Any developer can publish games, just like mobile or social games today (but like no other console game platform). Orders of magnitude less expensive to develop.
- Inexpensive enough for every consumer to buy, $99, and all the games are free to play. Every console is a dev kit; build peripherals, root the system – built to be hacked.
- Built with Android as embedded OS.
Take a look at some of the press pics from the 'Ouya', including its 'Dashboard'. Let's hope they release more info about it soon!
NEWS SOURCE #1: Ouya a 99 hackable Android game console designed by Yves Behar (via) TheVerge
NEWS SOURCE #2: Xbox co-creator backing 99 Android based game console (via) JoyStiq
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!