Razer axes staff from mobile division

Gaming hardware manufacturing company Razer has confirmed that it will be letting go of several staff members from its mobile division, while others will be reassigned to other new projects. Despite the cut, in a statement to Marketing, a Razer spokesperson said that the company still sees "great opportunities" in the mobile gaming space, and as such, it has created with the Razer mobile phones. He added that the company will continue to invest in this category through a combination of hardware and software initiatives.

"We are working on new exciting mobile projects and will share the news when we are ready. The Razer Phone 2 will continue to be on sale and we are committed to supporting it with the latest updates and features," the spokesperson added.  According to several media reports, Razer had reportedly "shut down" some of its projects and had to lay off 2% of its total workforce to "realigning its organisation to strengthen its growth" and "centralise its resources to focus on key projects and improve profitability". Marketing has reached out to Razer on its realignment plans, and if the marketing department will be affected.

Just this week, in an email to customers, Razer Game Store said that it will be shutting down on 28 February at 1700 hours as part of the its “realignment plans”. The statement said that the company will be investing in other ways to deliver great content and introduce game promotions through their virtual credits system Razer Gold.

While there will not be any further marketing emails from the Razer Game Store, the Razer ID and any email subscription will still work at Razer and its partner sites. Razer will request that customers’ data to be deleted by any partner Razer Game Store is no longer working with.