About six years ago, a writer named Justin Olivetti on some site called Massively got an Ouya for his birthday and pitched a story about MMOs on the device. It was a Kickstarted $99 Android mini-console that was supposed to make console gaming and console gaming development accessible for the masses.
Justin played Vendetta Online and Order & Chaos Online, if you’re wondering, and no, neither one performed all that well on the console compared to on an actual Android device. That probably should’ve been a big clue that the console wasn’t going to be able to compete in the crowded and increasingly high-quality market. Razer eventually bought it and merged it into Forge TV, which hasn’t been sold itself in years.
And now, they’re both going kaput. As Droid Gamers reminded us, Razer is canning the Forge TV, OUYA, and MadCatz MOJO game stores on June 25th of this year.
“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.”