Sunday, July 8, 2012

Ouya: A Hackable Android-based Game Console Priced At $99

Ouya is a strange name given to a game console running the Android operating system that can be connected directly to your TV.  Having similarities with Game Cube in terms of shape and design, this device is still under development and is expected to cost you $99. All games will be available for free and developers will be able to publish their own games.

Creators of this project stated that end-users are allowed to hack the device and will be offered a dev kit for creating their own games and launching them on the console. These created games can be then published in the Ouya network like we do in PlayStation and Xbox Live networks.

More details about this Android console are not currently available, but one wonders about the games that will ship with it and whether they would attract clients or not.