Ouya, the much anticipated Android game console that took off on Kickstarter, moves closer to launch. Early backers are already receiving their boxes — word to Ouya: I am still waiting. Now the company announces a new round of funding and an official launch date next month.
Company CEO Julie Uhrman tells us the console maker is “thrilled to share that OUYA has raised $15 million in funding from new investors. This is a really important step towards being around for the long haul”.
The company has also pushed the console release date back. Originally scheduled for June 4, Ouya now announces an official launch date of June 25. Uhrman also tells us “this change in ship date does not affect backer shipments. We’re still on track to have units shipped to our early backers – from both Kickstarter and OUYA.tv preorders before the end of May”.
I expect I shall receive my console soon — I pre-ordered very early on, the day that pre-orders opened, in fact. Stay tuned for a full review when I finally receive my device.