Recently we reported on the Android micro-console maker Ouya, who has had a fair amount of difficulty as of late, who were looking for a potential buyer to acquire the company. It appears that there is one company who is interested in this proposal and it happens to be Razer.
Razer has been in the gaming industry for quite some time now, making everything from gaming laptops to gaming peripherals, and even their own Android-based set-top box for gaming and entertainment on your big screen. So it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to hear that Razer and Ouya seem to be having coffee together, talking about the possibility of Razer acquiring the struggling console maker.
Ouya, for some reason, has had a lot of problems lately. They had a majorly successful Kickstarter campaign, raising $10 million in funding, followed by additional funding later on. Even with developer incentive programs, which Ouya reported some developers we taking too much advantage of, and an additional chunk ($10 million) of money coming from Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba, Ouya seems to not be able to get their heads above water. Of course some pretty poor business decisions are part of the problem, eventually leading up to Ouya putting themselves up for sale.
It appears though Razer wants to take the reigns and try to do something with Ouya, whether that be using the console maker’s technology and integrating it into their own, such as with their Forge TV, or possibly something else. It would give Razer a pretty substantial catalog of Android games as well.
All of this is based off early reports and both companies haven’t commented or confirmed any details about the possible deal, or if it is really happening, although it’s a safe bet it probably is. Ouya has been pushing hard for a buyer recently. As soon as details are released about the acquisition, we’ll post an update.
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Website Referenced: TechCrunch