Hardware manufacturer Razer has announced that it will shut down its online Game Store at the end of the month.
In a message on the Razer Game Store, the company said: “We regret to announce that Razer Game Store will cease operations on February 28, 2019 at 0100hrs Pacific Time [09.00 UK time] as part of the company’s realignment plans. We will be investing in other ways to deliver great content and introduce game promotions through Razer Gold, our virtual credits system. Do visit us there and stay tuned for more news.”
According to the FAQ below the announcement, “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. Your game keys have been sent to your email upon purchase, so you’ll still be able to retrieve them in the future.”
Originally best known for peripherals like mice and keyboards, Razer has diversified in recent years into gaming products like laptops and even mobile phones. It launched the Game Store in April 2018, reselling keys valid for redemption on platforms like Steam and Ubisoft’s UPlay, along with a cryptocurrency-based reward system which, the company insists, will still be valid after the Game Store is shuttered.
So far, the company hasn’t released any further details of the “Realignment plans” it mentioned in the announcement of the Game Store’s closure. We’ll let you know of further developments, but you might also want to keep an eye on its official website.