However, don’t expect it anytime soon. Both companies have stated that these new gaming furnitures will be initially launched in China starting in February next year, and if you live outside of China, it seems that you might have to wait until October or possibly even later. Right now, not much is known about what the company could have up their sleeves in terms of design or products, but ASUS says that it will help to form a “comprehensive home gaming ecosystem”.
According to the company, “Gamers have always dreamed of the perfect gaming space that is both comfortably functional and enables full immersion in games. With years of experience delivering innovative gaming solutions to gamers, ROG has a strong understanding of the gaming community. Together with Ikea as an expert in home furnishing, we envision that this collaboration will create synergies that empower gamers to build the gaming space they have always imagined in the comfort of their own homes.”
That being said, we guess we can’t say we’re surprised by this move. IKEA has been branching out into creating smart home solutions, so gaming furniture doesn’t seem entirely out of the question. Whether or not it’ll be affordable like the rest of the company’s furniture remains to be seen.