In an effort to expand the software available for its Forge TV game console, Razer released the Cortex Game Store with hundreds of games.
Initially, the Cortex Game Store will offer over 240 games that can be purchased by anyone who owns a Forge TV. Many of these games are carried over from Ouya’s proprietary marketplace, which Razer obtained earlier this year when it bought out Ouya. This additional content strengthens the Forge TV’s position in the Android gaming market by providing content that is not available on the Google Play Store.
Over time, Razer plans to extend the Cortex Game Store with new titles curated for the Forge TV. Unlike some other Android gaming alternatives, like the Nvidia Shield TV that has numerous PC games available over a proprietary streaming service, the Forge TV has to rely solely on the content available on the Google Play Store and on the new Cortex Game Store to attract users.
This makes the success of this new service vitally important if the company wants to differentiate itself from other Android devices. Even with its own marketplace, Ouya struggled in the heavily overpopulated and highly competitive Android market, so the new content Razer adds later may be key to the success or failure of the Forge TV.
Forge TV users will be able to access the Cortex Game Store after installing the latest system update that was released today. Razer is offering users a $10 credit in the store to first-time users (which is everyone) to help get the store going.