Ouya launches Playcast streaming service

Ouya has launched its Playcast-powered cloud-based game streaming feature in beta this week, with Lego Batman 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction now available to play on the service.

The feature, developed by Playcast Media, is similar to other cloud-based services like OnLive and Sony’s upcoming Gaikai-based PlayStation Now.

"Playcast bridges the visual computation and content gap between Ouya and the consoles," Playcast CEO Guy de Beer stated.

"In this beta, we will be employing for the first time the power of a public cloud system, and a set of technologies that is set to overcome the limitations of streaming over the open Internet. Initial results have been very encouraging, and we hope to expand the program soon."

Playcast states several publishers have already signed up for the program including Ubisoft, EA, Konami, Warner Bros, 2K, Namco Bandai, Square Enix, Capcom, Codemasters, Disney, Sega, and others.

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