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OnLive details new Ouya partnership

Cloud gaming firm confirms CVG report

OnLive has confirmed its cloud gaming service will be available at launch on the crowd-sourced Android console Ouya.

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Confirming a CVG story that first reported the OnLive Ouya deal, an OnLive statement said Ouya can extend and build on its commitment to "make the best games available to everyone, everywhere."

The statement reads: "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.

"We are pleased to announce that OnLive will be available on Ouya at launch, extending and building on our commitment to make the best games available to everyone, everywhere."

For OUYA backers, OnLive added, the deal means thus:

  • OnLive will deliver "hundreds" of games from more than 80 publishers to the Ouya console for play on demand.

  • Ouya owners will be able to play any of these games both at home on their Ouya console, and on the go on PCs, Macs, tablets and phones.

  • Instant demos will be available, allowing customers up to 30 minutes of free game time before deciding on whether to buy the tech.

OnLive UK boss Bruce Grove told CVG of the startup console yesterday: "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. 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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