Indie console Ouya, now sitting on $5 million in funds, is clearly the latest Kickstarter darling. However, for all the praise that Ouya is getting, it's catching a fair share of flak from critics who are dubious of what Ouya promises to bring to the table.
The most recent criticisms being slung around include comments that Ouya founder Julie Uhrman made about the Ouya's funding in an interview. She stated that though Ouya does have a Kickstarter, the company was also looking for alternative sources of funding, which didn't exactly inspire confidence with its Kickstarter donors.
Today, the company put out a statement declaring the opposite; Ouya would not be looking for additional funds outside of Kickstarter:
From the interview, it seems pretty clear that the statement the company issued retracted what Uhrman had said on the record. However, the context of the interview is important. Apparently, the interview had taken place before the Ouya went live on Kickstarter, making it understandable why Uhrman was still weighing the option of taking the project to venture capitalists.