An investment banker, which is reportedly handling the merger, has prematurely revealed that gaming accessory and new Android TV box maker, Razer, has acquired micro-console maker OUYA. We’ve known for a month that OUYA was in hot water for failing to meet conditions set forth by their investors and was being forced to find a buyer. Amazon was speculated as a possible buyer, but, while not officially announced yet, it appears almost certain that Razer has gobbled up the Kickstarter hardware success story.
Razer has no doubt acquired OUYA for their software expertise, game library, and access to their 40,000 registered developers. With the lackluster recent release of the Razer Forge, the company’s new Android TV based Fire TV competitor, Razer needs something to stand out from the inevitable crowd of Android TV devices. The much more successful Nvidia Shield Android TV box boasts an impressive set of unique gaming features, including an exclusively compatible game library. Razer produces impressive hardware, but seems to lack the prowess necessary to compliment that hardware with equally impressive software. The developers at OUYA should help Razer fill those gaps.