Razer have recently launched their new chat system, Razer Comms, which is currently in Beta. The new software allows for gamers to easily communicate with friends either through a private line or in a group conversation. This introduces a new, more dedicated alternative to using Skype as a means of communication.
The idea is to provide gamers with a new form of talking to one another without having to constantly minimise their games in order to check an instant message. Razer Comms acts like an overlay, so the chat box is always visible whilst in-game and easily manoeuvrable so that it suits all games and all different types of Head Up Displays. Of course it can be minimised completely if gamers are communicating through voice chat in order to clear up any room that may limit in-game visibility. The usual sort of menus are available, with friends lists allowing you to easily connect to fellow Razer Comms users.
Razer have also taken the system one step further, even having one tab dedicated to the games on your computer. If you allow Razer Comms to scan your computer, it will insert links onto the tab, allowing you to launch games directly from the software, as opposed to having to go to your Steam library or an independent short cut on your desktop.
The specs required to run the software are hardware friendly, with even the oldest of computer systems being able to run it no problem. Obviously it’s not going to be huge, it’s a relatively small piece of software.
I’m super impressed by Razer Comms, because it has taken everything that a game needs in communication system, and compiled it to work for everyone. Obviously families won’t benefit from Razer Comms, and I doubt that it’ll overtake Skype in popularity, because it doesn’t have a camera feed. I won’t be calling my mum from uni using Razer Comms any time soon.
If you want to check it out, which I advise all PC gamers to do, then you can head to the Razer website here