OUYA Announces ‘All-Access Pass,’ Pissing Off Developers Once Again.

Oh the OUYA, the tiny console that could. When it was first announced on Kickstarter the internet went wild and managed to raise around $8.5 million to put this tiny console in development. Since its release however, the Android-powered console has had little-to-no traction and if anything, the company behind the micro console have done more bad than good, trying to get developers on board.

The latest offering from OUYA is an all-you-can-eat package, titled the All-Access Pass that, for $59.99, will grant you, the player, access to over 800 games on the platform for an entire year. that’s almost the entire library of games available on the console. This subscription package is part of a “very limited” run, and is currently more of an experiment by OUYA and if it goes successfully, will become a reality.

This All-Access Pass sounds great, right? But what about the developers? Well OUYA has told developers that there will be “no change” to the way they get paid, meaning that if someone with an All-Access Pass downloads their game, they’ll still receive 70 percent of the game’s full cost. So it sounds like a win/win, right? Nope.

Once again OUYA has pissed off developers with this automatic opt-in to the subscription plan, with no offers to opt-out if they don’t want their game to be part of the All-Access Pass. One developer in particular, Mike Bithell, who’s had a lot to say in the past about OUYA, has once again expressed his opinion on the All-Access Pass.

Race the Sun developer, Aaron San Filippo also had something to say about this pass.

In a statement to Polygon, OUYA had this to say:

“Ouya All-Access is a pilot subscription program we’re offering to new and existing Ouya users for a limited time only. For the price of one console game, players receive access to the entire Ouya catalog of more than 800 titles, for a full year. It’s just one of many things we’re exploring to give players the best value, and developers the best visibility. Results of this test will dictate if/how we proceed with an official subscription program.”

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