Last updated on February 21st, 2019
Last year Razer opened their own digital game store called the Razer Game Store, aiming to provide another platform for gamers to purchase titles. After 10 months of operation Razer are calling quits.
Razer’s Game Store Closes After 10 Months
In a statement on the gaming store website Razer shares in a short statement the closure of Razer Game Store. As of February 28th, 2019 at 01:00 PST, the online store front will be closing its digital doors. In the short announcement the reason for the closure is due to the company’s “realignment plans”. You can read the full statement below:
We regret to announce that Razer Game Store (gamestore.razer.com) will cease operations on February 28, 2019 at 0100hrs Pacific Time as part of the company’s realignment plans.
It has been a privilege for us to recommend and deliver great digital game deals to you. We have been extremely fortunate to have you as part of our awesome community. Thank you for the support and making all this possible.
We will be investing in other ways to deliver great content and introduce game promotions through Razer Gold, our virtual credits system (https://gold.razer.com/). Do visit us there and stay tuned for more news.
The Razer Game Store team
Those who may be worried about their existing pre-orders can feel reassured, as according to the website FAQs those pre-orders will still be carried out. While games that have been purchased for other platforms such as Steam, Origin or UPlay will still be valid as long you have redeemed your code prior to the closing date of the Razer Game Store on February 28th which was also stated in their FAQs:
All purchased games will still work even after the closure. In case you haven’t activated your Steam or Uplay keys yet, make sure to retrieve them before February 28 from the Razer Game Store,” states the FAQ. “Your game keys have been sent to your email upon purchase, so you’ll still be able to retrieve them in the future.
Customer Support will still be ongoing but no specific date has been specified for when this will end. All Razer discount codes will become null and void by the end of the month, so best to use those before the store closes to make use of them. Those who have receive gift vouchers will still be able to use them until their specified expiry date.
There’s been increasing competition for online gaming stores recently, not only offering a way to purchase games but also a playable platform. Epic Games opened their digital store front at the end of last year, aiming to provide a better offer in terms of revenue taking a 12% share compared to its competitors such as Steam. Discord has also followed suit with their own store, proposing an even more competitive offer with taking only 10% revenue share from publishers and developers. While the market hots up with more choices for purchasing games, it will be interesting to see how each do in 2019.
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