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(Update: now official!) Razer reportedly acquires Ouya

Computer accessories maker Razer may have just quietly purchased Ouya, the company who created the failed Android-powered miniconsole, according to Mesa Global.

Published onJuly 27, 2015

Update (7/27): Although it wasn't 100% clear from the original posting last month, Razer has officially confirmed the purchase of Android gaming console maker OUYA. According to the press release detailing the official confirmation, Razer has acquired the software assets of OUYA, not the hardware section. In addition, OUYA's technical team and developer relations personnel are moving over to Razer as well.

Julie Uhrman, the co-founder and CEO of OUYA, has also announced over Twitter that she is resigning from the company. You can find her resignation confirmation in the tweet attached below.
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.@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


Original post (6/15): Computer accessories maker Razer may have just quietly purchased Ouya, the company who created the failed Android-powered miniconsole, according to Mesa Global. While no financial details have been provided regarding the transaction, the investment bank explained that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Ouya in the sale.

It should be noted that since the listing made its way to Mesa’s website, the post has already been taken down. Neither Ouya nor Razer have yet commented on the sale.

Just last week, the two companies were rumored to be talking about a sale, though none of the companies would confirm or deny these talks. Following the rumors, though, Razer told Engadget that it’s “always been supportive of OUYA and their work toward building an open platform for Android gaming”, though the company said it wouldn’t give further comment on speculation or rumors.

So, what exactly does this mean for the two companies? We’re not exactly sure at the moment. Ouya has yet to prove itself worthy in the video gaming industry, at least with its first product, the inexpensive Android micro-console complete with a library of free-to-try games. And aside from its recently-launched Forge TV, Razer has remained relatively quiet in the Android space throughout the last few months.

While nothing is set in stone quite yet, we’re sure we’ll get a few more details on the purchase over the next few days.

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