Ouya will ship a new, redesigned controller in 2014

Ouya 2.0 is coming next year, will feature a redesigned controller and more.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Nov 1 2013 12:33 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:20 PM CST

The original Ouya console didn't really aspire to much, mine is sitting on my shelving since I finished my review, completely untouched since. But, the company is pushing forward, announcing that a new, redesigned controller will ship in 2014.

Ouya will ship a new, redesigned controller in 2014 | TweakTown.com

The refreshed controller will hopefully fix most of the problems found in the origin, offering textured thumbsticks, more responsive triggers, and face buttons that don't get stuck in the controllers' faceplate. The problem with the new 'Ouya 2.0' is that it will be hard to differentiate between the current model and the model with the new controllers because the packaging will not reflect this change.

Ouya founder Julie Uhrman spoke with Polygon where she said: "The feel of the controller today is actually probably a lot better than in June. Our goal is to build a great controller. We wanted to build something that was ergonomic, that had great weight, that had a great feel, that offered developers a different way to develop games by including a touch pad in the design."

The Ouya founder does tease that an Ouya version 2.0 will reach us next year, with the Android-powered console sporting refreshed hardware as well as backwards compatibility for the original Ouya titles.

NEWS SOURCE:joystiq.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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