The OUYA is nearly here, meaning we're actually hearing a little more about this enigmatic Rubik's cube-sized Android console. How about online capabilities? Well, those will be rather limited at launch, says company founder Julie Uhrman.
Bummer there, but multiplayer will be featured, at least, both online and local. There was initially some confusion over this, when Uhrman mentioned the developers were "locking content behind servers."
Later, a representative came out to clarify, stating quite clearly, "We will definitely be supporting online multiplayer — developers just need to build in the functionality."
Turns out, the OUYA won't support features like friends lists, online chat, and game achievements. Not that we expect this to be a deal breaker for many people who were already planning to pick this up. Those who contributed to the OUYA Kickstarter will be getting their consoles later this month, when it ships out March 28. Pre-orders start in April, while retail release is scheduled for June.