Report: Ouya speaking to Google, Tencent about acquisition
Ouya is trying to be acquired, and it is in talks with Google, Amazon and some Chinese language corporations, together with Riot Video games proprietor Tencent, Re/code studies. Re/code’s sources say there are not any provides on the desk but, however talks are continuing. Ouya sees acquisition, fairly than one other funding spherical, as the higher choice, the report says.
China opened itself as much as the broader world of gaming when early this yr it lifted a 14-yr ban on overseas console gross sales. Microsoft plans to launch the Xbox One in China on September 23, and each Sony and Nintendo have introduced plans to launch hardware within the nation.
Ouya raised $eight.6 million on Kickstarter in 2012, promising to be an Android-powered front room micro-console the place all video games can be free, at the very least to attempt. It launched in July 2013 and in its first month, 27 % of householders had bought a recreation and the console did not generate a lot income for many builders. In August 2013, Ouya’s Free the Video games Fund pledged to donate $1 million to profitable Kickstarter Ouya tasks, although it confronted controversy when campaigns tried to cheat the system. In September, Ouya overhauled that initiative.