Ouya Releasing June 4
The Ouya has been confirmed for a June 4 launch.
The console, which will cost $99.99, started shipping units today to early backers of the Kickstarter.
“Nine months ago, we shared an idea for an immersive, beautiful and powerful game console that generated an outpouring of support from game developers, gamers, technology enthusiasts, and more. With that, we set out to bring the OUYA concept to life, and today, we’re delivering,” said Julie Uhrman, CEO of OUYA. “We’re giving early backers the first look at the final OUYA console and controller, and we look forward to their continued input as we gear up for the official launch at retail on June 4.”
Currently, more than 8,000developers are working on games for the system, including Square Enix, Vlambeer, Polytron, Double Fine Productions and more.
“It’s about time somebody tried to do what OUYA is trying to do, and doing it differently, too,” said Phil Fish, Polytron founder and Fez creator. “Working with the OUYA team has been a breath of fresh air.”
The system will be sold at Amazon, Best Buy, GAME, GameStop and Target, along at Ouya.tv. Extra controllers will cost $49.99.