Ouya costs $99, runs on Android, and all its games will be free
Pretty much everything about the upcoming console, Ouya, sounds supremely wacky and completely absurd. But believe it or not, it’s totally real.
The Verge was the very first to break the news. They explain that the machine will run on the Android mobile operating system, but is designed to be connected to a TV like an Xbox 360 or PS3 are.
Given how crazy the Ouya sounds, it’s encouraging to know that legit names are behind the thing. Like Julie Uhrman, former bigwig at IGN, Ed Fries, a major force behind Microsoft’s original Xbox initiative, and Muffi Ghadiali, who played a large part in the Kindle over at Amazon.
You also have Yves Béhar as hardware designer, best known for creating the Jawbone, easily the least douchiest looking Bluetooth headset ever crafted. Anyhow, one of the key selling points is how it’s “built to be hacked” and how every retail until will include a dev kit as well.
That’s nice and all, but the single detail that the average Joe will care about the most is how all games will supposedly free. But you just know that there’s going to be a catch; I’m guessing everything will be freemium in nature or ad supported.
That’s what we know thus far. Once something new comes up, you’ll definitely hear about it.