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OnLive, one of the leading Cloud-based gaming services will be providing content for Ouya users at launch. That's right, the hundreds of games via OnLive's Cloud library will be at the fingertips of Ouya users. That automatically makes Ouya a console with the largest launch line-up in the history of gaming.
According to GameIndustry.biz, OnLive's UK general manager Bruce Grove commented about the crowd-funded game console, saying...
"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,"
The console hasn't been completely supported, though. There are many within the gaming industry who have shared their doubts about the Ouya's success, especially since it's coming into a completely different kind of marketplace from when the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 launched. There is a lot of saturation right now and market volatility regarding a specific direction of the industry. While Facebook and social games were pegged to be the next big thing, mega-corporation Zynga is starting to falter by the wayside, as reported by the Boston Herald, with both gamers and their stock portfolio.
On the flipside, many game developers are actually excited about the Ouya as a console that will finally give developers and gamers a direct connection that has always been lacking with other game consoles. In fact, former Infinity Ward frontman Robert Bowling has already pledged allegiance to Ouya with his company's upcoming game, The Human Element.
According to an interview with The Verge, Bowling and crew will be releasing episodic content for Ouya, similar to way smaller studios have been utilizing Steam to release widely popular material such as Sam & Max and The Walking Dead to startling success. But Bowling isn't the only one hopping onboard the Ouya train, Hawken publisher Meteor Entertainment also plans to support the console at launch with a potential Ouya port of the highly anticipated mech-shooter, Hawken, as reported by The Verge.
With OnLive, exclusives and a completely successful Kickstarter under their belt, the Ouya is looking like a real contender and I honestly cannot wait to see how it performs when it lands on the marketplace. You can learn more about the Ouya by paying a visit to the Official Website.