OUYA presents improvements to game controller based on dev feedback

Last month OUYA start shipping their forthcoming gaming console to developers so they could start to get a feel for what needed to be improved. OUYA says they received a ton of comments and feedback on what would make the game controller even better. OUYA has taken the comments to heart and announced today several changes and improvements to the gaming console for the newest iteration.

Some of the new features or changes include:

  • D-pad: The D-pad has been changed from a flat disc type pad to a “cross” type pad. OUYA and those who commented on the disc pad think the cross will improve accuracy and precision.
  • Thumbsticks: A layer of rubber has been added to the top of the thumbsticks to improve grip and in the process it sounds like a heftier feel to the sticks.
  • Touchpad: Apparently many comments were received about the lack of responsiveness. OUYA’s developers promise the material used for final production will address this concern.
  • Triggers: A weak spot in the first design, OUYA says they have redesigned the triggers and how they work, including making them more flush with the unit.
  • Battery bay: Things have been snugged up a bit in the battery bay to help keep the juice in place. OUYA also says better material will be used for production of the pull tab.

OUYA promises they will keep listening to feedback from developers and other testers.

source: OUYA

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gianotti.gustavo Gustavo Gianotti

    a 360 with touchpad…