IKEA has announced a partnership with Asus ROG (Republic of Gamers) that will result in the creation of a range of gaming furniture that is expected to be available in 2021.
In total, the collaboration will introduce around 30 products without specifying exactly what it is, with the exception that it is gaming furniture and accessories that are affordable.
Given that IKEA already makes a lot of chairs and desks for the home (or even the office), it’s a good bet we’re expecting some gaming chairs ̵
Note that regardless of the furniture, the various products will be available in China from February 2021 and will be launched in other regions from October 2021.
So it will be more than a year before we see gaming furniture in the US or UK market or elsewhere outside of China.
Feedback from players
The press release announcing the move contains very few details. However, it is said that the new products were developed in the IKEA Product Development Center in Shanghai. Designers and engineers from IKEA and Asus ROG have attended workshops to develop the game furniture and have sought input from gamers (including professional gamers).
Kris Huang, General Manager of Asus Gaming Gear and Accessory, commented: “Together with IKEA as the home textiles expert, we envision that this collaboration will create synergies that will enable gamers to enjoy the scope they have always imagined. convenient to make of their own homes. “
And that on an affordable budget. Hopefully we’ll learn more about the exact nature of these gaming products in the near future, and at least we know we’ll see them early next year (in China), even if these Asus / IKEA products don’t until much later in the year Be available in 2021.