The Ouya is getting sexier by the minute, with the announcement that the console will include OnLive support. OnLive, the game-streaming service that allows players to play hundreds of games on your PC over an internet connection, will support the open-source game console, according to The Verge. This potentially allows players (who pay a subscription fee, of course), access to hundreds of games on day 1 of their Ouya console purchase.
No game console has ever launched with literally hundreds of games at their disposal. By partnering with OnLive, the developers of the Ouya are looking to stake their claim on the market and make a serious bid for console dominance. According to OnLive General Manager Bruce Grove, "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." He continued, "In OnLive's case, we pioneered a groundbreaking, cloud-based system that instantly delivers games to any device on demand."
The developers of the Ouya also took the opportunity to not only announce their partnership with OnLive, but also release a picture of their controller design, stating "For now, we've stuck with the colored circles as placeholders. But don't fret, we won't leave out colorblind gamers." With more than a passing resemblance to the XBOX 360's controller (the colors on the circle buttons match up perfectly, and the placement of analog sticks and D-pads is spot-on, as well), the ergonomic-looking controller looks incredibly sleek. The finished product will potentially see the buttons change, however; the overall design is beautiful.
Between OnLive streaming support, the concept of open-source gaming and heavily moddable games coming to the Ouya, the system is building more and more steam before its proposed March 2013 release date.