Attack of the Fanboy

Raptr Discontinuing Console Support, Focusing On PC

by William Schwartz


Raptr opened their doors as a resource and social media hub for gamers to not only find new friends, and interact but to track their accomplishments through various platforms be it PC, PlayStation 3, or Xbox 360. Now Raptr has decided to focus on their large PC fanbase, and phase out the PlayStation and Xbox support that many fans grew to enjoy.

Raptr sent out an email to all members detailing the discontinuation of console support yesterday. The email (enclosed below) details the reason for the refocusing and that simply Xbox and PlayStation support sometimes ended up breaking their systems and rendering PC gamers unable to enjoy Raptr’s features.

When Raptr started out, we offered Steam and XBL achievements and PSN trophy tracking, PC/Xbox 360 gameplay tracking, plus unified buddy lists and chat. As Raptr grew, we realized there was a big demand for features that improved the PC gaming experience, such as game optimizations, easy Twitch streaming, and lightweight video capture. But on the console side, you may have noticed some features stopped updating, as changes to Xbox Live and PSN would repeatedly break our system. 

We believe our mission is to make PC gaming fun and effortless, and therefore we’ve decided to focus our resources on PC gaming exclusively. We will retire all remaining console support in the near future. For additional details, see our FAQ.

Your console-related information is still available on Xbox Live and PSN, and for those looking for a unified tracking solution, we recommend Playfire

We’d like to thank console gamers for using Raptr, and we hope you’ll check out our PC gaming features and stick around!-Team Raptr

Raptr has guided console fans to Playfire as a means to track their accomplishments on a unified network and more information about the transition and how the discontinuation will effect gamers can be found on their FAQ on the official site.

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