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CVG sources: Ouya set for OnLive partnership

Kickstarter deal could be announced as soon as today, sources claim

Cloud gaming service OnLive is set be revealed as one of the very first high profile services to run on Ouya, well-placed sources have told CVG.

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[UPDATE: Onlive has confirmed the deal. Original article follows.]

Our sources understand the partnership between the companies has already been signed and specifics of the deal could be revealed in the next 24 hours.

CVG spoke to OnLive's general manager Bruce Grove yesterday about the Kickstarter-funded console and although he wouldn't confirm or deny the legitimacy of our sources' claims, he had plenty of good things to say about the Android-powered console.

"If you give people an easy way to connect, essentially bring connected TVs together, then that's another content outlet," Grove said of Ouya.

"If Ouya comes along and connects to your TV and suddenly puts games in front of people in an easy way and makes it low friction, that's going to attract a new market."

"The industry has exploded and now there are far more people out there who are playing games than we might consider to be gamers," he continued.

"Give someone a $99 box, tell them to plug it into their TV, give them a whole load of games, at $99 [Ouya] are going to do pretty well."

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