Ouya Not Ready For Reviews

  • Pre-release gaming console
  • Preview period for backers
  • June launch date

The highly successful Kickstarter campaign that is Ouya is now facing numerous negative reviews with regards to the quality of the pre-release units it sent out to backers a few weeks ago.

  • Pre-release gaming console
  • Preview period for backers
  • June launch date

The highly successful Kickstarter campaign that is Ouya is now facing numerous negative reviews with regards to the quality of the pre-release units it sent out to backers a few weeks ago.

The reviews are primarily about the poor build quality and lack of a well-engineered UI has sprout all over the internet has caused the startup company to release a statement asking those who received the console to at least wait for the retail release of the device before passing judgement over Ouya.

According to representatives of the company, the machines sent out to the 60,000 Kickstarter backers were part of a “preview period” and that it plans to send out additional review consoles in early- to mid-May just before the official retail launch of the device.

See Also: Ouya to Hit Stores in June, Backers Get First Play

Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman has also made a statement in the company’s official blog saying that the company has indeed recognised specific problems on the device and that their team has plans to fix it. She also mentioned a few other things that the Ouya team is currently working on including support for external storage of games, simpler game install process, more metrics for developers, controller support for video players and more payment options to name a few.

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