Ouya shipments will begin on March 28th, so Kickstarter backers can expect to receive their nifty little device in just a month's time. According to company CEO Julie Uhrman, “parts are in the factory and assembly lines are buzzing. We’ll gradually ramp up production as we make sure things are working.”
As such, those of you who have invested money in the project should “keep a lookout in your inbox for an email from us. It will have your tracking number and estimated delivery date. Might take a few weeks to get to everyone. We have a lot of Ouyas to ship!”
In addition to this news, Uhrman announced that Kellee Santiago, formerly of thatgamecompany (you know, the studio who brought you Journey) is joining the team to head up developer relations.
“Ouya gets it,” Santiago explained. “This is the first console company that really understands how important it is to remove the barriers to development. By freeing up the development process, Ouya is opening up new doors in console gaming.”
Wow. Suddenly I'm not quite as skeptical about the Ouya. What are your thoughts? Please share them in the comments below.