With all the excitement that poker has brought to fans around the world for over 100 years, and after everything that has ever happened at the poker tables that has contributed to that excitement, you would think that nothing new would excite us. But that was before someone whispered in our ear about a virtual reality poker game that was in the making.
This past week PokerStars announced plans to launch PokerStars VR, a free Virtual Reality poker game. At this time, PokerStars is still in a closed beta testing period. They have recruited 100 hand-picked volunteers to go through every possible scenario. Once they are satisfied with their testing, they have stated that the commercial launch will be later this year.
This new, immersive and visually stunning poker VR game will allow players to do everything they want to make the game fun while still keeping it realistic; you can access statistics, handle cards and chips, chat in real time, and even study other players’ tells.
You will have:
Intuitive controls to ensure the new technology is easy to use.
Voice command controls so you can play hands free.
Integrated Twitch broadcasting, as well as video streaming and social media integration on platforms such as Oculus Rift for anyone who wants to play and stream.
“PokerStars VR is a chance for us to take this amazing technology and bring something totally unique to poker players,” said Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars. So, check back on the PokerStars Blog for details of the PokerStars VR launch later this year. It’s definitely the next generation of poker, giving players around the world the chance to meet in a new, virtual reality dimension.
We can hardly contain ourselves and cannot wait to get in on the action of this new immersive, multiplayer no-limit Texas Hold’em Virtual Reality poker game platform.