Thralled Dev: “Next Gen Consoles Too Expensive for Some People”, Ouya Delivers Human Experiences

Miguel Oliveira also believes the console encourages “multiplayer couch gaming” experiences.

Posted By | On 11th, Apr. 2014 Under News


For all its quirks and humble beginnings on Kickstarter, the Android-based Ouya console hasn’t exactly been lighting the world on fire since release. Looking at the success of the Xbox One and PS4 in recent months, which have both sold millions of consoles worldwide, further validates that fact. However, Thralled developer Miguel Oliveira explained to GamingBolt that the console has a lot to offer compared to next gen platforms.

“I can note a few things. First of all, it places a devoted bet on introspective experiences that focus on serious topics with real-life implications, and that are set to explore the depths of the human condition in ways that this medium has never done before; experiences that Ouya is investing in like That Dragon, Cancer, Neverending Nightmares, and Silent Enemy, are ones that focus on vulnerability, on love, on the stuff that really makes us human.

“These experiences are bound to offer us a glimpse of the stuff that makes us what we are – This is what art is to me, and what I personally love.”

Oliveira also believes the Ouya succeeds in bringing people together, especially those for whom other consoles would be out of their price range. “Beyond that, Ouya also heavily invests in products that bring people together – ‘Multiplayer couch gaming’ experiences that encourage people to sit by each other and have a shared experience, to laugh and have fun with one another.

“There is also the obvious subject of pricing – The Ouya’s makes it accessible to all audiences. Next-gen consoles are great and I love them, but they are too expensive for some people, and I believe that this medium should be barred to no one.”

Do you agree with Miguel’s views, especially about next gen consoles being too expensive for some? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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