Ouya won’t support online play at launch

Leaderboards and achievements also coming later this year.

Ouya won’t support online multiplayer when it launches to Kicstarter backers later this month, or when it launches to the public in June. But it will support the feature “sometime this year,” Ouya founder Julie Uhrman told The Verge at SXSW.

Leaderboards and game achievements will also arrive later this year.

Local multiplayer will still be available, though. If you’ve purchased an additional controller with your system, there’s nothing to stop you from playing multiplayer the old fashioned way.

“I think Ouya is going to bring back couch play,” said Uhrman.

For the future, Uhrman said the system shouldn’t be limited to a small silver box, and that she’d like to see Ouya on “every single television, every single tablet, from every single OEM you can think of.”

If you’re in San Francisco on March 28, an Ouya Kickstarter backer, and are looking to party, Ouya will host launch celebration from 8am to 12pm in the Bay Area. If you’re a backer, check your inbox for the invite.

Thanks, Polygon.

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