Yves Behar, design lead on the OUYA platform, suggests that the tiny console will be approximately the size and dimensions of a Rubik's Cube puzzle.
"Our console is quite small, around the size of a Rubik's cube, and so it will easily fit anywhere in a room, or be easy to throw in a backpack," Fuseproject founder Behar said in a Kotaku Q&A session, stating that the decision was a "deliberate" attempt to distance the OUYA from traditional console shapes.
"We intend to give the Tegra chipset room to breathe, as obviously it does get warm. Airflow is important here," he continued, suggesting that the cuboid shape was chosen to allow for convenient air circulation.
A Rubik's Cube measures approximately 5.7cm across each face.
Behar also took the time to reiterate the OUYA's mission statement: to provide a totally open platform that disrupts conventional publisher relationships.
"For the last few generations, consoles have largely been competing on hardware specs – faster speeds, better graphics. We wanted to disrupt this pattern. We will see how the community responds, but we believe we can foster more creative games and bring some of that magic back to the gaming industry by being more open, giving more control and giving easier access to developers."
The OUYA Kickstarter campaign is still ongoing, having raised nearly $5.5 million already. We've explored the opportunities and potential issues surrounding the controversial console in a recent article.