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Razer to shut down Razer Game Store February 28th, 10 months after it opened

Image via Razer (w/ edits)
Image via Razer (w/ edits)
Razer is shutting down the Razer Game Store, its own online retail space for PC games. The store will close in the early morning of February 28th. Any games purchased through the Razer Game Store will continue to work, though keys purchased via the store will need to be redeemed before the end of February. Additionally, Razer will honor any pre-orders made through the Game Store and will continue its Razer Gold and Razer Silver rewards programs.

A little over 10 months after it first opened, Razer is shutting down its fledgling online PC games store.

In an announcement posted on the distribution service’s website, Razer announced that the Razer Game Store will “cease operations on February 28, 2019 at 0100hrs (sic) Pacific Time.” The shutdown of the store comes as a result of Razer’s “realignment plans,” according to the post.

Razer thanked those that patronized the Game Store and said that the company will be “investing in other ways to deliver great content and introduce game promotions through Razer Gold,” Razer’s virtual credit system that awards users digital coins that can be redeemed for various discounts on games and Razer products.

Razer will fulfill any pre-orders on games made before the end of the month. Games purchased through the Razer Game Store were activated via other content platforms like Steam and Ubisoft’s Uplay through activation keys; as such, all games purchased through Razer’s store will continue to work, provided users redeem their game keys. Razer will also continue the Razer Gold and Razer Silver programs, two methods by which Razer customers can purchase games or receive discounts on Razer hardware.

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Sam Medley, 2019-02-18 (Update: 2019-02-18)
Sam Medley
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.