PokerStars previews virtual reality poker

The company is previewing a VR version of its software in hopes of a commercial release in the future.

UK.- PokerStars is interested in conquering a new market, as it has decided to preview a virtual reality version of its online poker software. The company is expecting a successful preview in order to release it to the market in the future.

PokerStars VR gives players the opportunity to play poker just as in the real world, as well as study opponents and pick up tells, and chat in real time. Initially offering the No-Limit Hold’em version of poker, the multiplayer game is currently in a closed beta with around one hundred invitees playing and testing the game using Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Steam.

The new product has been previewed last week at EuroGamer in Birmingham, UK’s biggest games event. Developed with Lucky VR, the game features intuitive controls for easy gameplay, voice command controls, integrated Twitch broadcasting, video streaming and social media integration on Oculus Rift for those who wish to play and stream.

Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars, said: “PokerStars VR is a chance for us to take this amazing technology and bring something totally unique to poker players. Poker is about interaction. It’s been bringing people together for well over a century. We’re really excited to invest in the next generation of the game and to give players the opportunity to meet in a brand new virtual reality dimension.”

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