Fantasy backing for Ouya
Ouya, the come-one-come-all game controller that raised millions on Kickstarter just received a big endorsement from game maker Square Enix, which says it will make a version of its immensely popular Final Fantasy III game available for the device. Ouya, as we have reported, is an open source game controller that can plug into TVs and, if successful, could make the idea of console-specific games a thing of the past. From PC Magazine:
Square Enix said that its popular game will be available on the Ouya at launch, scheduled for March 2013.
Final Fantasy was originally released in 1990, and has since been updated and released on the Nintendo DS, iOS, Android, and the PSP later this year. The Ouya version will be based on the 2006 DS 3D remake of Final Fantasy III, and will take full advantage of the system’s high-def resolution.
According to the BBC, some are saying that this could be a tipping point and that other game makers might follow the lead of Square Enix.