Ouya Unlikely to Support Console Quality Video Games
When the upcoming Android-powered console Ouya hits the market, we may not be seeing full version console games on the system.
Rock Pocket Games told Aussie-Gamer.com in an upcoming interview that the Ouya console may lack the power required to run their upcoming title, Oliver & Spike: Dimension Jumpers. Their solution is to consider releasing the mobile version of the game on Ouya.
“We are currently developing with all consoles in mind. That includes all of the big ones available, however we might go over design ideas after we know more about the next gen Xbox and Playstation…” Rock Pocket Games’ Natascha Röösli told Aussie-Gamer.
“Unfortunately the Ouya will most probably not be strong enough for the main game. However, since we plan companion games for mobile we can definitely use that to the Ouya’s advantage as well. It’s all a question of time and funding,”
With that said, we strongly believe that every platform has their own strength and weaknesses and that they all provide different experiences. That’s especially true if you compare mobile to console or PC/Mac.”
Oliver & Spike: Dimension Jumpers is an upcoming action/adventure game that is set in different dimensions. To solve puzzles and fulfil quests, players will need to shift the game world into different dimensions where the entire environment instantly transforms.
The excerpt is part of a larger interview with the Norway-based development team Aussie-Gamer conducted to be published later this week which will also feature some never-before-seen screenshots from Oliver & Spiker: Dimension Jumpers.
Rock Pocket Games are best known for their myriad of mobile games such as Monster Mania for iPhone. Oliver & Spike is the developers way of “rebelling” against the trend to develop for mobile devices and will be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and PC in addition to mobile.
Be sure to stay tuned to Aussie-Gamer this week for the full interview!