A few months ago we reported that Kickstarter success OUYA was in severe financial trouble and seeking a potential buyer. OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman hoped that the process of finding a buyer would be quick, and it appears that it has been. Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan announced today that OUYA had been absorbed into his company.
With this new arrangement, the OUYA store will be relaunched under “Cortex for Android TV” as the number one destination for Razer Forge TV games and further content. However, Razer is only interested in the software assets that OUYA brings to the table and the development team, but not the microconsole itself. Razer is discontinuing production of the OUYA hardware, and they have no plans to introduce future models. Here’s what Min-Liang Tan had to say about the acquisition:
“Razer has a long-term vision for Android TV and Android-based TV consoles, such as the Xiaomi Mi Box and Alibaba Tmall Box, to which OUYA already publishes. OUYA’s work with game developers, both triple A and indies, went a long way in bringing Android games to the living room and Razer intends to further that work. This acquisition is envisaged to usher more developers and content to the Android TV platform.”
— Min-Liang Tan
OUYA excited a lot of gamers from its conception to its release, but it never established itself as a commercial success. Hopefully its software can find more success in the hands of Razer.
Source: Hardcore Gamer