Carlsbad-based Razer Inc. officially announced on July 27 that it acquired the software assets of Santa Monica-based Ouya Inc., which produces an Android game platform for the television. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
It was not a complete surprise. News of the deal was leaked June 15 by the investment bank Mesa Global, the Los Angeles Business Journal reported, citing a report from Liliputing. Razer confirmed the deal was completed June 12.
Launched in 2013, Ouya lets any creator publish a video game for televisions. Ouya’s marketplace now has more than 1,100 games from a range of creators, from established top developers to emerging game artists.
Razer also said it hired members of Ouya’s technical and developer relations team.
Ouya co-founder and CEO Julie Uhrman will not be joining Razer, the L.A. Business Journal reported.
Over the past year, Razer unveiled its Razer Forge TV, a high-performance Android TV micro-console to bring Android gaming into the living room. It also introduced a gaming controller called the Razer Serval.
Razer produces gaming computers, peripherals and software. The business is backed by Intel Capital, IDG-Accel and Heliconia Capital Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore investment company Temasek. Min-Liang Tan is Razer’s CEO.