Razer shuts it's game store after just a year...

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Published by FileTrekker 9 months ago , last updated 9 months ago

In the latest of my rants on the prevalence of game stores these days, one I hadn't even realised existed, from gaming peripheral company Razer, is shutting shop after just one year.

The company said the closure is due to the company's "realignment plans", and will stop all sales completely on February 28th. Customers have until that date to retrieve any keys they may have, but apparently any pre-orders will still be honored.

Although the company may still offer games through Razer Gold and Silver, it does beg the question, now the store isn't making sales, will it eventually stop being available altogether? And this is another issue I have with all these stores popping up as of late.

Okay, on the one hand, putting all your eggs in your Steam basket is technically risky, but on the other, Steam is a jugganught with no signs of slowing down. On the other hand, when I pay for a game, I expect to be able to keep it, not rent it. Should these stores go away, and my hard drive fails for example, or the DRM stops working, then what?

All these smaller stores fragmenting the market is a recipe for such disasters in the future, eventually the bubble will burst.

What do you guys think? Let us know below!


Comments on this Article
9 months ago by GuyNamedErick

Never heard of this store, and chances are it probably didn't have much to offer nor did it has a chance to appeal to a wider audience like GOG and even Epic I would say. Although in Epic's case, they should have planned ahead before releasing the store without standard features.

Honestly though, I haven't been fond of using Steam for a while and if there is a GOG release, I'll just go with GOG nine times out ten really.

9 months ago by intense

Competition is great and needed. Though in this case I believe they were just a Steam key reseller so didn't offer the market anything new, or anything it needed