In a press release today, Razer announced its acquisition of Ouya. Ouya is best known for bringing games and apps to the living room through its $99 Android based console.
In the press release, Razer lays out its plan to use Ouya technology to improve its own console, the Forge TV. In time, the Ouya Store will be merged with Cortex, Razer’s game and app store, and while development for the Ouya console will cease, the current consoles will continue to be sold, and all employees will be retained. Ouya’s founder and CEO believes that “[Razer] can take the Ouya platform to new places, inspiring developers and embracing gamers everywhere.”
This acquisition is a great way for Razer to prove that they are willing to invest time and money into the Razer Forge TV. This should minimize doubts around the quality and longevity of their newest product line.
Source: Razer Press Release