Post by Sarah Tottenham @ 05:50pm 14/01/16 | 10 Comments
Razer, a brand normally associated with its expensive, high-end gaming products, moved into new territory this month when it announced the release of the RZR Collection, a collection of Razer-themed Counter Strike: Global Offensive weapon finishes.
Produced in collaboration with the Australian freelance designer, Luke Millanta, the RZR Collection was first teased in a Twitter post on December 23. The collection was again teased on December 26, with the post racking up more than 1,200 favourites in the space of three hours.
On January 3rd, Razer finally made the news official, announcing the release of the collection (hosted on the Steam Workshop) and a short preview video. Millanta, previously known for his work with Fnatic, Orange eSports, and Multiplay, also posted links to the collection and video.
Comprised of eight weapon finishes, the RZR Collection’s finishes feature primarily linear-based designs in Razer’s traditional colour set (green, black, and grey). All eight of the weapon finishes are named in honour of both past and present Razer products.
Steam Workshop approval ratings for the collection currently stand at 97 per cent, however some members of the community have taken to Twitter and Reddit to voice their frustrations, either with the design of the finishes or that their favourite weapons have not been covered. The most notable complaint has been that some players do not want Razer-themed weapon finishes in the game as it, to them, is just another form of advertising.
What do you think of the RZR collection? Should this collection be added to the game or should Razer stick to making hardware?