Razer confirms Ouya purchase in bid to take over Android TV gaming

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Razer has confirmed its acquisition of Ouya, maker of the Android-based game console that started as one of Kickstarter’s biggest hits before fizzling out when it came to market with few games, limited functionality, and a bad controller. Razer has purchased Ouya’s software assets and hired its technical and developer relations teams in order to further work on its own Android TV gaming initiatives, including Forge TV and a version of Cortex designed for Android TV. Polygon reports that the deal includes about over 1,000 games that will be able to run on Razer’s device, making the purchase a quick way to prime it with content. The acquisition was made in all cash, according to TechCrunch; Ouya’s hardware was not included.


The sale was first confirmed this morning by Ouya founder Julie Uhrman, who until now had been serving as its…

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