There were some rumblings not too long ago that Razer was looking into buying Ouya, but nothing really came of it, at least not until today. Razer has officially announced today that they have absorbed Ouya into their company, adding the platform’s software assets to their ever growing catalogue.
“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,” says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “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.”
Razer will now be relaunching Ouya’s store under “Cortex for Android TV” as the number one destination for Razer Forge TV games and further content. Unfortunately, those looking for new Ouya system will be out of luck as Razer currently has no interest in revamping the device or any other related hardware.
Ouya has gone a long way from its initial run on Kickstarter, a successful one at that, raising over $8.5 million. Whether this is the right purchase for Razer will be seen in the coming years as this looks like a long term plan for the American-based company.