Remember the OUYA? It was a crowdfunded micro gaming console that ran on Android, and promised a wealth of smaller, yet cheaper games. It ultimately failed to sell, and then PC hardware manufacturer Razer acquired the company. Now, Razer has announced they’re shutting down the OUYA store, effectively killing off the console.
The OUYA store, as well as Forge TV are both shutting down on June 25th of this year. Users of either service won’t be able to access their respective online services after that point, and Razer can’t guarantee OUYA owners with games pre-installed will still be able to play them.
Here’s the full message:
Why is Forge TV/OUYA shutting down?
The Forge TV, OUYA, and MadCatz MOJO game stores are no longer being supported, and therefore will be shut down.
When does the Forge TV/OUYA service shut down?
The services will shut down on June 25, 2019.
What happens to my Forge TV hardware?
The hardware will still function. You will still be able to use it as you would any Android TV set top box.
Will the Forge TV iOS or Android apps still function?
Yes, they will operate the Forge TV device normally.
What happens to my funds?
Please note that your account or wallet funds are not permitted to be redeemed for use outside of the Forge TV / OUYA / MadCatz MOJO services, have no cash value and are not exchangeable for cash. Funds that are deemed unclaimed property may be turned over to the applicable authority. So, we encourage you to utilize your account funds prior to the shutdown.
What happens to my account?
Your account will be deactivated on June 25, 2019. After this date, you will no longer be able to access your account, games on the server, previously purchased titles, or be able to purchase new ones. You will continue to have access to games that have been downloaded. Users should download games before June 25, 2019 to avoid losing access after the shutdown.
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. 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.
Will the games be available on another platform?
Each game is managed by the developer and availability will vary. Once the platform shuts down, the games will no longer be available via OUYA. For Forge TV and MadCatz MOJO, you will still have access to the Google Play store, as well as other platforms. After the shutdown the developer may choose to activate the game on another platform. If you have further questions, contact the developer directly.
What will happen to the websites?
The websites will be disabled and non-accessible.