Stand-alone gaming console isn't going away, but you may just see the ecosystem grow to more devices soon
Since launching its Android-powered gaming console to the public in the middle of last year, OUYA hasn't exactly been in the spotlight. Taking to its official blog, the OUYA team wanted to give us an update on what's been happening at the company and of course to tease something new. In the last year, the OUYA store has grown to hold 675 games — 10 times what the console launched with — and over 30,000 developers have downloaded the OUYA Development Kit to date. Add to that the fact that OUYA has received 10 software updates in 11 months and you'll know there are some busy folks over there.
"OUYA is about games and game developers, not about the way you get it."
But OUYA isn't stopping there, the gaming company is teasing a new initiative it calls "OUYA Everywhere," a way to get the OUYA platform onto more devices and games into more people's hands no matter where they are. It's hard to tell at this point whether this will be new purpose-built gaming hardware, mobile gaming rigs or just OUYA software on your standard phones and tablets, but it surely is exciting. Everyone's trying to find a place in mobile gaming, and while it may not be the biggest, OUYA certainly has made a name for itself.
Apparently the company is in discussions with "a handful of partners" currently, but the point was also made that the stand-alone OUYA console isn't going away with this new plan to expand the ecosystem reach.