Razer’s Android based console appears to be no longer available for purchase barely a year after it was revealed at CES 2015. The Razer Forge TV has quietly gone missing from the Google Store where it was once sold, and Razer’s own online store has switch from selling it to asking for a registration of interest.
Excitement for the Razer Forge TV died down extremely quickly, and this was especially evident by the fact that the console failed to reach markets outside North America. Razer’s Asia Pacific online store has never listed the Forge TV as well.
Interestingly, peripherals for the Forge TV – particularly the Razer Turret combo – were never released either. The Turret was supposed to be a combination of keyboard and mouse that could be used from the couch, and had many gamers wondering if Razer could make it work. It looks like the company lost interest in the product after announcing it, and the Razer Turret has become vapourware.
While it is safe to say that the Forge TV is a failed product, Razer doesn’t appear ready to give up on the idea of making its own console. The company recently purchased micro-console maker Ouya, and apparently has plans for its hardware. Ouya owners are being offered the opportunity to migrate over to the Razer Forge TV, and it is unknown how this change will affect them.
Razer has been working extremely hard to bring gaming to the Android platform. It had already experimented with a gaming tablet called the Razer Edge Pro, which also shared a similar fate to its predecessor. However, knowing Razer, this setback will not stop the company from trying again.