Razer acquires Ouya's software, tech, patents and dev teams

Razer acquires Ouya's software, tech, patents and dev teams
Gaming hardware company Razer has acquired the carcass of Ouya, including its software, tech and its technical and developer relations teams.

Razer will use Ouya and its team to help expand their own Android TV gaming business, specifically the Forge TV console and its Cortex platform.

Of note, Razer did not acquire the Ouya hardware (the set-top micro-console).

Ouya launched in 2012 after raising $8.5 million on Kickstarter but delays and lack of support ensured it could not compete when bigger players jumped into the industry, companies like Amazon and Google, for starters.

If you had an Ouya account, your games and account will be integrated into Razer's Cortex TV gaming platform. If you still have the hardware, Razer will support you for another year: "There are about 200,000 users on the OUYA platform and for the hardware users, we intend to, out of goodwill (as we didn't acquire the hardware assets), keep the lights on for their gaming service for at least 12 months as we encourage them to migrate to the Razer service which will have a lot more features, new content and new games," said the company. "We will have more follow up announcements soon on the transition to the new service."


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 28 Jul 2015 22:33
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  • Jemborg

    We will be able to migrate to the Razor service on the OUYA console?

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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