The makers of Ouya, the Kickstarted $99 open console powered by Android, are in "active discussion" with Namco Bandai to bring the publisher's franchises to the system, according to the project's Kickstarter page.
The makers of Ouya, the Kickstarted $99 open console powered by Android, are in "active discussions" with Namco Bandai to bring the publisher's franchises to the system, according to the project's Kickstarter page.
"Namco Bandai brings with it a rich history of iconic gaming franchises, from classics like Pac-Man and Galaga, to seminal franchises like Tekken and Ridge Racer," said vice president of marketing Carlson Choi, "and we're excited to explore how we can work with Ouya to bring some great titles to the forthcoming console."
Today's project update also confirmed that Ouya will support four controllers, a veritable necessity for a home console. Ouya founder Julie Urhman noted, "What's the point of playing in the living room if the other folks on the couch can't join in?" And in response to fan suggestions after yesterday's announcement of a partnership with the XBMC development team, Ouya will also feature Plex, an XBMC spin-off media center app.
Ouya's Kickstarter drive ends at 1 a.m. ET tonight, and as of press time, has already pulled in over $7.8 million in pledges. Previously announced content partnerships include deals with OnLive and Vevo.