It has only been less than a year since the Razer Game Store was launched. The company wanted to try digital distribution but it hasn’t taken Razer long to decide that this isn’t something it wants to continue. Apparently, it just isn’t working. So the company has confirmed that it will be shutting down the Razer Game Store permanently on February 28th.
The Razer Game Store was just launched in April of last year, where it offered customers exclusive game deals as well as discounts on the company’s gaming peripherals. It looks like this wasn’t enough for customers to leave the distribution platforms that they have already been using.
Razer posted an announcement, saying that the Razer Game Store will cease operations on February 28th at 01:00 Pacific Time “as part of the company’s realignment plans.” Razer will continue to honor pre-orders after the shutdown and mentions that the games that customers bought will continue to work as long as they have their Steam or Uplay keys. Customers won’t be able to access those keys after the shut down date, however.
Razer will only be distributing games through its reward programs starting in March 2019. The Razer Gold and Silver reward programs allow users to exchange their virtual coins for vouchers, games, Razer hardware, and more. This store just didn’t work.