Gaming device manufacturer Razer Inc. confirmed that it has acquired the software assets of Ouya, a maker of game platforms for Android TV.
Under the deal, Razer will be providing a path to migrate existing Ouya Android users to its own Forge TV micro-consoler and Serval controller bundle of products. The company says it wants to allow Ouya users to bring their games, controllers and accounts to its own Cortex TV platform on the Forge micro-console in order to continue to play the Android games on a TV as they are now.
Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer, says in a statement that the company has a long-term vision for Android TV and Android-based TV consoles such as the Xiaomi Mi Box and Alibaba Tmall box, both of which Ouya has already published. “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” and this acquisition is one step toward that long-term vision, he says.
Under the agreement, Razer will not hold interest in Ouya’s hardware or other related assets but it will publish Android TV content under the Ouya brand.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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