Gaming peripheral company Razer announced yesterday that is has acquired the software assets of Ouya. Ouya is most notable as a former Kickstarter sensation that released an Android-based micro-console of the same name. Despite plenty of games media hype and a huge backing on Kickstarter, the console’s release was met with relatively little buzz and failed to make a lasting impression.
While Razer has stated that it is not retaining interest in Ouya’s current hardware, the software—including games and accounts—will soon join its current offerings on the Forge TV micro-console. The current Ouya console has been discontinued.
According to Razer’s announcement, “Razer will be providing existing OUYA users with a clear path of migration to the more advanced Forge TV micro-console and Serval controller bundle. Razer’s intention is to allow OUYA users to bring their games, controllers, and accounts to the Cortex TV platform on the Forge micro-console, advancing the experience of Android gaming on TV that they have previously enjoyed. Additionally, Razer is planning deep product discounts for incoming OUYA users to purchase Razer hardware”. Razer also confirmed that the Ouya store will be relaunched as Cortex for Android TV.
With the acquisition, Ouya company co-founder Julie Uhrman confirmed via Twitter that she will be leaving the company.
.@juhrman OUYA was a once in a lifetime experience. Now, I’m off to find the next…stay tuned!
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