Forge TV will stream any DX9 or higher game. Credit: Gordon Mah Ung
Razer’s Forge TV is getting a new influx of life thanks to a fresh batch of games. Razer announced the debut of its new Cortex platform on Monday, which brings several new titles designed for Android TV. These games were originally distributed through the OUYA platform, which Razer recently acquired.
This selection is primarily from independent developers, though there are some better-known characters like Sonic the Hedgehog and recent successes like BombSquad and TowerFall: Ascension. Razer says the catalogue will get more titles regularly, and you’ll still be able to download games through the Google Play Store.
Why this matters: The future of Android TV gaming is still rather murky. Nvidia’s Shield TV and the Nexus Player are the main alternatives, but those are surpassed in droves by traditional consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This year also saw a lot of momentum for Google’s other TV platform, thanks to a new model of the Chromecast.
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