Razer has finally revealed the first concrete details of its previously announced Android TV game console at CES 2015. The Razer Forge TV console will be able to play Android-based games directly, and will also be able to stream and play PC games from a user's local computer via Wi-Fi.
The Razer Forge TV will go on sale in the first quarter of 2015 for the price of $99.99, but it will also be available with the optional Razer Serval controller for $149.99. The Razer Forge TV can support up to four Bluetooth controllers. Inside there will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with a clock speed of 2.5 GHz, an Adreno 420 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.
The streaming PC gaming support will be supplied by the Razer Cortex: Stream app, which will launch in beta form in the second quarter of 2015. The app will be sold on its own for $39.99 or included for free with the Razer Forge TV console. Razer says:
The Razer Cortex: Stream app connects to the PC game launcher Razer Cortex and allows for one-click hardcore PC game streaming to any Android TV micro-console. Its proprietary encoding technology was developed specifically for game streaming. Razer Cortex: Stream sets the streaming benchmark for frames per second and provides ultra-low latency gaming and up to full-HD resolution with a standard Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection. Unlike other solutions, Razer Cortex: Stream is compatible with most popular PC brand components and can support Directx9 games and higher from any publisher.
The company will also sell the Razer Turret, a keyboard and mouse made to be used on a person's lap, for $129.99. Razer says:
With its fully anti-ghosted gaming keyboard and high precision 3500 DPI ambidextrous mouse, Razer Turret comes with dual wireless connectivity via Bluetooth 4.0 LE or Wireless 2.4 Ghz that ensures lag free gameplay and compatibility across multiple devices.