Remember a few months back hearing about Ouya looking for a buyer? Well, they’ve found one. Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan announced today that they purchased Ouya. The Ouya store will be re-branded to “Cortex for Android TV” and will be the place to go for Razer Forge TV games and further content.
However, the downside is Razer has no interest in the hardware, only the software. This means the Ouya hardware will be discontinued and there will be no future Ouya game consoles.
This is 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.
Ouya went down in history for it’s incredibly successful Kickstarter and despite it not being a retail hit, it sparked the micro-console race that Nintendo, Sony, Amazon, Alibaba and a few other companies responded to. It’s unfortunate that the console had such a short life but at least the library of games will find a new home.