Ouya full controller revealed, OnLive support at launch

There has been a lot of excitement surrounding the Ouya. The news cycle on the forthcoming Android console continues to trickle out information, and the latest comes in the form of a reveal of the full Ouya controller, and word that OnLive is coming to the console.

Ouya controller with center circle touch pad

The Ouya controller has been a point of much speculation with only half of it shown off in the initial unveiling, and the promise of an integrated touch pad. The touch pad seems to come in the form of a circle in the middle of the controller, where guide or XMB buttons would be found on an Xbox 360 or PS3 controller. It is also mentioned that the simplistic colored circle-sporting buttons are placeholders.

Aside from the center touch circle, the Ouya controller looks to be pretty standard fare. Some have expressed concern over the disc-like d-pad though.

The other big announcement is that OnLive is coming to Ouya, and it will be ready at launch. OnLive is no mystery these days, but here are the talking points from the Ouya team:

  • OnLive will deliver a full console-class experience, bringing hundreds of top-tier games from more than 80 publishers to the OUYA console for play on demand.
  • OUYA owners will be able to jump in and play any of these games both at home on their OUYA console, and on the go on PCs, Macs, tablets and phones, never leaving a game behind.
  • Instant demos will be available for nearly every game in our ever-growing library—from eagerly anticipated indie titles like Ravaged, to hot blockbusters like the upcoming Darksiders® II. Players can experience up to 30 minutes of each game for free before deciding what to buy. If they like it, they can continue playing where the demo left off.

Even if the Ouya is a flop as a dedicated platform, with announcements like this, word of an Android XBMC port, and the like, the initial $99 investment is increasingly seeming like it should easily justify itself.

Source: KickstarterOnLive