News: Ouya’s Online Features Will Be Barebones At Launch

ouya-consoleThe Android powered home console Ouya is getting its first shipment this month, don’t get too excited though, it’s only being sent out to those who backed the firm behind Ouya on Kickstarter.

The console itself will be pretty much barebones in terms of features to begin with, missing achievements, online chatting and the ability to add friends to a dedicated friends list. It’s not the end of the world, but it makes it pretty unsocial, but the missing features will be implemented later on as the console starts to see a widespread release.

However, there is some good news, apart from the fact that if you backed the console on Kickstarter you’ll be receiving your new console in a couple of weeks time. Ouya will support online play, providing that the developers of games implement online play into their titles. The online components will go live on March 28th.

Just in case you’re a little late to the Ouya party, let me fill you in. The Ouya started out as a Kickstarter project, gathering funds to create a new home console built upon the Android platform. The Ouya is able to connect directly to your television and games are played via the controller included with the console, though you only get one controller, additional units will set you back a somewhat steep $50.

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Source: The Verge