Mad Catz’s Android-based console MOJO launched in December last year and is much like the Ouya, except that the mini-device is compatible with titles from existing digital storefronts like the Google Play store and Amazon’s Appstore.
An announcement made today by both companies reveals that all of Ouya’s existing games will be also released on the MOJO later this spring. The initiative is part of the Ouya Everywhere program, whose main focus is getting Ouya content on a wide variety of devices.
The announcement also carried a price drop for the MOJO in the US, where it originally cost $250 but now is slashed to $199.99. Similarly in the UK the mini-console has been dropped to £179.99.
“Up until now, the game console experience has been locked inside a box,” said Ouya boss Julie Uhrman.
“Together with the hardware veterans at Mad Catz, we end that. Today’s announcement signifies the inception of a truly open platform where independent developers can bring their creations to the platforms where gamers actually play: everywhere.”
There are a total of 680 Android games on the Ouya, while a total of 33,000 developers have signed up for the console’s development.