"As is to be expected, OUYA is an ever-changing business"
Ouya co-founder Muffi Ghadiali has left the company he helped form, TechCrunch has learned.
While no explanation was given as to the reasons behind his departure, Ouya issued the following statement to the website:
"OUYA is focusing more on the next phase of the business and product development. We’ve made some recent changes including the departure of Muffi Ghadiali who was invaluable during the launch of OUYA. As is to be expected, OUYA is an ever-changing business, and as we continue to grow our needs shift accordingly."
Ghadiali was instrumental in all aspects of the Ouya console's development, including product development, program management, and business relationships with technology partners. According to a TechCrunch source, it was Ghadiali's decision to leave the company.
The Ouya had a difficult launch and continues to struggle to find its feet. Last October, Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman addressed some of the issues surrounding the Android console in recent months, admitting the company had "done a lot of things wrong, and made a lot of mistakes."
"But I think one thing that's unique about us is that we're gonna continue to make them.
"We're young, we're scrappy, we're moving fast. We're building this product out in the open with you. We got our start with you, we get better every day because we listen to you, and some things are going to resonate, and some things aren't."
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