We previously heard a number of rumors that Android gaming console maker Ouya was being bought over by Razer and the deal has now been made official.
The deal between the two companies was done on the 12th of June and it was made official yesterday, as yet there are no details on how much Razer paid for Ouya.
Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today confirmed it acquired the software assets of OUYA, including its content catalog and online retail platform. The technical team and developer relations personnel behind OUYA, the leading Android game platform for the television, have joined the software team of Razer, the company additionally reported. Financial details of the transaction, which closed on June 12, 2015, were not disclosed.
“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.”
You can find out more information about Razer taking over Ouya at the link below, Razer has said that it will provide existing owners of the console a path for migration over to their Forge TV micro-console.