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OUYA to improve software, build quality for June launch

Responding to received feedback detailing some OUYA issues, the company said that it's working on improving the hardware and software of the Android console in time for the June 4 launch.
April 5, 2013

The first OUYA consoles have already shipped to early backers, but the Android console does appear to have some issues, which the company will try to fix until the June 4 launch.

As Engadget points out, OUYA backers have found both hardware and software issues with their brand new consoles. For starters, some OUYA buyers received the controllers with the “removable faceplates already removed, having slipped off during shipment.” But what could be more annoying for OUYA users is the reported lag “between input and on-screen response” that could affect gameplay.

The good news is that OUYA is listening to complaints and says it will continue to improve the console both when it comes to hardware and software, with an increased focus on the latter.

The company wrote on its blog that a “software (r)evolution” is coming. The responsiveness of the console will be improved, but new features will also be added in time for the June launch including:

  • External storage for games
  • Simpler game install process
  • More metrics for developers
  • Controller support for video players
  • More payment options

Meanwhile, OUYA expects early backers to continue to provide feedback to the company about their OUYA experience. And on that note, we’re looking forward to hear more details about how your OUYA console is treating you.