Ouya launch gets Delayed, Fixing Controller Problem
Posted by Adam Larck on 05.09.2013
Company gets extra $15 million in funding.
The Ouya launch has been delayed a few weeks from its original June 4 date.
The console is now set to release on June 25, CEO Julie Uhrman told Joystiq. The delay was made to meet high retail demand.
"We've had incredibly positive reactions from our retail partners, and so in order to meet their greater than expected demand, we decided to shift the launch date by a couple of weeks – three weeks – which will allow us to create more units and, basically, have more units on store shelves in June," Uhrman said.
In addition, Uhrman noted that a problem with controller buttons being stuck under the faceplate is currently being fixed and implemented with larger button holes.
"I don't know what the exact millimeter is, but we've increased the size just a little bit, so now the buttons don't stick under it. We made that change very early so all the units are being produced with those larger button holes," she said.
The company also announced that an extra $15 million has been obtained in funding and that former EA chief creative officer Bing Gordon has been brought on as a board member.