The OUYA Android gaming console was announced back in 2012, with its Kickstarter project launching shortly after. The device was considered one of the darlings of Kickstarter, having reached its funding goal in a short amount of time, and going on to raise over $5 million. Unfortunately the console was plagued with delays which kind of marred its launch and safe to say the end result was definitely not as advertised.
Now in a bid to entice more gamers to purchase the console, OUYA has announced that they will be introducing a new all-access plan which they believe will help increase its user base. For those wondering what the new plan is about, well it’s basically a limited-time yearly subscription in which gamers can fork out $60 a year to unlock every game in the OUYA library.
However there are some caveats and that is the all-access pass will only work on games that cost below $30. It will also not include downloadable content, such as extra lives, power-ups, cosmetics, and so on. Essentially gamers can look forward to the core game, but anything extra you will have to pay on top of the $60 annual subscription fee.
According to a statement OUYA made to Ars Technica, “For the price of one console game, players receive access to the entire OUYA catalog of more than 800 titles for a full year. It’s just one of many things we’re exploring to give players the best value and developers the best visibility. Results of this test will dictate if/how we proceed with an official subscription program.”
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