Ouya Officially Dies Next Month


Ouya, the Kickstarter success story that launched in 2013 and raised over $8.5 million, will have its game store shut down on June 25, 2019, officially ending the run of the Android game console.

As reported by Eurogamer, Razer, who owns Ouya, will also be shutting down both the Forge TV and MadCatz Mojo’s stores at the same time.

Razer published a FAQ that answers such questions as “Will I still be able to play games on OUYA?”

“You will be able to play games via the OUYA platform until June 25, 2019,” The FAQ reads. “Once it has been shut down, access to the Discover section will no longer be available. Games downloaded that appear in Play, may still function if they do not require a purchase validation upon launch. Contact the game developer for confirmation.”

Accounts will also be deactivated at that time, and OUYA owners will “no longer be able to access your account, games on the server, previously purchased titles, or be able to purchase new ones.” Existing funds can not be redeemed or used elsewhere, so Razer recommends users “utilize your account funds prior to the shutdown.”

Following its successful Kickstarter and fulfilling the initial backer shipments, Ouya’s sales never reached a sustainable level. In 2015, Razer acquired Ouya’s employees and content library and stopped production on the failed hardware.

Four years later, Ouya’s story is finally ending.

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