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Ouya free-to-try policy “cleans up the app store”

Tuesday, 12th February 2013 21:37 GMT By Brenna Hillier

All Ouya games are required to to be free-to-try, and CEO Julie Uhrman told GamesIndustry this should help keep the crowdfunded console’s online store free from dross. “It cleans up the app store. It removes the confusion between a paid app store and a free app store. We also think it cuts down on the copycat games, where you have games that look like each other and one is paid but the other is free and you don’t know what to do,” she explained. Uhrman said the free-to-try model is what really sets the $99 micro-console apart from competitors. Ouya is expected in June.

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  1. Hunam

    Pro:

    It will clear up confusion.
    It will let customers know what they are buying.
    People will try more games out.

    Cons:

    A bad start to a great game will kill the game sales.
    Devs will get smart of go back to shareware style (making the first chapter the best, with tons of polish and all the best ideas, rest of game being phoned in).

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