With all of this Amazon Fire TV news, I was debating even posting about it, but it is gaming related and it makes me question the future of Ouya.
The video above is really interesting. Amazon Fire TV isn’t really being advertised as a gaming console, but it will support gaming. By the looks of that video, it seems like it will be all side scrollers and turn based RPGs. Although there is nothing wrong with that, variety is key.
With Ouya supporting a lot of the Android platform, I still think there will be a market for it, but with Amazon buying up indie/small game companies it seems likely that they will grow and potentially support such high end games as well as their TV services.
In a way it reminds me of a backwards Xbox One, they came out talking about entertainment and TV, and barely touched the gaming category. I feel like Amazon might be taking the same approach, but in reverse.
Let’s see how this plays out!