In their recent press release, Razer Acquires OUYA Software Assets, Razer confirmed rumours that they had acquired OUYA earlier in June. The OUYA console hardware is over, but they hope OUYA users will migrate to their Forge TV.
In the near future, Razer will be providing existing OUYA users with a clear path of migration to the more advanced Forge TV micro-console and Serval controller bundle. Razer’s intention is to allow OUYA users to bring their games, controllers, and accounts to the Cortex TV platform on the Forge micro-console, advancing the experience of Android gaming on TV that they have previously enjoyed.
OUYA will live on as an android tv game store platform as I hoped. In the press release Razer refers to the store as “Cortex for Android TV.” A name which could be confused with the CPU family that many Android TVs run on. Razer did say that the OUYA brand would be used somehow.
The OUYA store acquired by Razer will in time be re-launched as Cortex for Android TV, a premier destination for Razer Forge TV games and other content.
While Razer is not retaining interest in OUYA hardware or related other assets, it does plan to publish Android TV content and Android-based TV console games under the OUYA moniker as a separate interest.