After purchasing the OUYA Android games console back in 2015 which was originally launched by a successful crowdfunding campaign. This week Razer has announced that from June 25 onwards the game stores on OUYA and Forge TV hardware will be permanently closing.
A statement from Razer reads :
“The Forge TV, OUYA, and MadCatz MOJO game stores are no longer being supported, and therefore will be shut down… Your account will be deactivated on June 25, 2019. After this date, you will no longer be able to access your account, games on the server, previously purchased titles, or be able to purchase new ones. You will continue to have access to games that have been downloaded. Users should download games before June 25, 2019 to avoid losing access after the shutdown.”
The Android based OUYA games console raised over $8.5 million thanks to over 63,000 backers back in 2011 providing gamers with a tiny console that connected to your large screen TV to provide free to play games all powered by Android. Developed by Ouya Inc. Julie Uhrman founded the project in 2012, bringing in designer Yves Béhar to collaborate on its design. Ouya supported media apps such as Twitch.tv and XBMC media player, running a modified version of Android Jelly Bean (4.1 – 4.3.1 with Linux kernel 3.0.31 to 3.4.39), with rooting being officially encouraged.
To learn more about what will happen to the games or funds you currently have in your account jump over to the official Razer website.