Razer will launch its own Pokémon Go chat app

Razer, a company best known for its gaming-focused PC peripherals, will be getting into the Pokémon Go business with a new chat app. Known as RazerGo, the app will allow Pokémon Go players to chat with other players nearby.

From The Verge:

Like Pokémon Go itself, RazerGo is location-aware — users can find and talk to other players within a radius of 3, 60, or 600 miles, although it's probably going to be most useful at close range. Likewise, they'll be able to either join public chat, talk only to members of the same team, or privately talk to each other. Razer is also planning a feature that will let users drop "Beacons" to open a chat room that's only available near them.

The app will be available for iOS, Android, and on the web, with the web component set to debut around 10 p.m. ET tonight, July 20. The mobile apps should follow soon, with Razer apparently hoping to launch around July 25.

Joseph Keller
  • People are already walking off of cliffs trying to play this game. Do they really need to try and talk at the same time too?
  • i love the game but after a certain point you just have to let evolution take its course
  • hehe...evolution. I see what you did there :)
  • Eveelution Posted via the Android Central App
  • 400 Magikarp candy though... Evolution really is a slow process. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Slow and steady wins the race....grower, not a shower....I feel like there is an appropriate idiom here.
  • Natural selection has been lax lately, it's trying to catch up now in the form of this game.
  • Exactly. I think they should rename it Darwinism Go.
  • Good iv been waiting for a good chat app for it Posted via the Android Central App
  • If the game hype doesn't die down before release that is. Only a matter of time. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It will slowly trail into a core user base over time, but I don't think it's going anywhere soon. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Problem is, very few people will use it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Why doesn't Niantic or whatever the companies name is make its own chat for the game.
    This is like activision making the online component for mario kart. I'm I missing something? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Niantic probably would, but Nintendo have always been careful about chat and social stuff because they like to be kid friendly and human beings are usually absolutely terrible to each other. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Which is the same reason they pulled the notes/mail app thing on the 3DS.
    The beat way to be child friendly and stop people saying mean things to them is to stop anyone saying anything. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Useless. I barely want to text and play Pokémon GO. Why would I download an app that will cut into my play time? It's not like Pokémon GO counts steps or anything in the background, just the foreground. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hi messenger has a floating chat that works on top of GO thus allowing it to keep tracking your steps etc Posted via the Android Central App
  • Will it support Chroma lightning? Posted via the Android Central App