After months of speculation, it appears that the Android game console company OUYA has a new owner: Razer. This was confirmed by Julie Uhrman, the co-founder and CEO of OUYA, as part of her announcement that she has resigned from the company.
Uhrman thanked a ton of OUYA team members and game developers on her Twitter account before revealing the big news:
.@juhrman OUYA was a once in a lifetime experience. Now, I'm off to find the next...stay tuned!— Julie Uhrman (@juhrman) July 27, 2015
Her confirmation of Razer's acqusition of OUYA came in a separate post:
.@Razer Can't wait to see what you do. Take care of my incredible team and community...I know you will.— Julie Uhrman (@juhrman) July 27, 2015
At the time of this writing, Razer has yet to make its own announcement concerning its purchase of OUYA, which was first rumored in June.
Update: Razer has now issued its own press release confirming it has acquired the software, but not the hardware, assets of OUYA, along with its technical team and developer relations team members. It added:
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. Additionally, Razer is planning deep product discounts for incoming OUYA users to purchase Razer hardware, and a spate of freebies, giveaways, and promotions to enjoy on their new Forge consoles.
Source: Julie Uhrman (Twitter)