Our friends over at Digital Trends have an interesting little Ouya story worth perusing. According to the story, which was written by scribe Earnest Cavalli, over a thousand developers have reached out to Ouya expressing an interest in cooking up content for the still-in-the-oven console. That’s a pretty impressive number. If even a fraction of that thousand actually winds up making games and apps, the Ouya will have no shortage of content at launch and beyond.
In even better news, more than 50 companies have been in touch with Ouya regarding the distribution of the console. In other words, whenever it’s ready to ship, it’ll have at least 50 launching pads.
Last but not least comes the best news yet: “Ouya has attracted former IGN president (and the first investor in the Ouya project) Roy Bahat to serve as chairman of the Ouya board,” Cavalli writes. “Additionally, the company has enlisted former EA development director and senior development director for Trion Worlds’ MMO Rift, Steve Chamberlin, to serve as the company’s head of engineering. Finally, Raffi Bagdasarian, former vice president of product development and operations at Sony Pictures Television has been tapped to lead Ouya’s platform service and software product development division. Though you may be unfamiliar with these three men, trust that they’ve all proven their chops as leaders in their respective gaming-centric fields.”