When Razer acquired OUYA’s software assets earlier this year to incorporate into their Forge TV box, only to dissapear from Amazon and the Google Store last month, the future of the Android TV based box looked bleak. Razer responded to speculation that the Forge TV was dead, saying they were “doubling-down” on the device. Now they’ve released a software update with the fruits of their labor.
Razer has launched their new Cortex game store with a library of games brought over from the OUYA aquisition. They’re also offering OUYA owners a $50 discount on the Forge TV, as well as a $10 Cortex store credit. OUYA owners will receive an email with details on how to redeem the offer. It’s great to see Razer breathing new life into the Forge TV, but one has to wonder, with the Fire TV and the Shield TV being so dominant in the space, if there’s a future for the Forge TV.