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PokerStars Virtual Reality Goes Live

Written By: Maya Michaels | November 14, 2018 | Posted In Poker News

After the recently displayed preview, PokerStars Virtual Reality is now live and available to download and play in all of the company’s global markets. Immerse yourself in a totally unique VR world and experience the game play like no other before!

PokerStars’ latest innovation was created in collaboration with virtual reality developer Lucky VR and represents a perfect mix of serious gameplay, fun interactivity and social engagement that adds a whole new poker realm for players and gamers to explore.

This is where the worlds of online and live poker collide and participants can choose their own environment to play in such as Macau 2050, The Macau Suite, The Showdown Saloon, Monte-Carlo Yacht, and The Void.

Intuitive controls enable easy gameplay, and players handle chips and cards and talk and interact just as they would at the real table at a land-based casino. There are also voice commands, interactive props to have fun with, integrated Twitch broadcasting and media streaming on Oculus Rift for those who wish to both play and stream.

“When we showcased the product, it was amazing to see people really enjoy and become engrossed in the game,” said Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars.

“We wanted to venture into the world of virtual reality because we believe it is an exciting avenue of technology to explore and something that our players would appreciate. I highly recommend that everyone tries out the game as it can only truly be understood and enjoyed by experiencing it.”

PokerStars VR went through a closed beta testing in September when 150 participants played using Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and the feedback was fantastic. The experience was described as fun, fully immersive and a blast to play. Poker is once again bringing people together and PokerStars is excited to invest in the next generation of the game.

PokerStars VR is now available to download in all of the company’s global markets through Oculus, Viveport and Steam, so you can start exploring this augmented experience.

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