Ripstone Games today announced that its brand new IP Poker Club, will retail at £19.99/$24.99/€24.99 across all platforms when it launches on November 19th. Poker Club is available for pre-order now on Xbox platforms, with Smart Delivery meaning players only have to buy Poker Club once to get the game on all Xbox One and Xbox Series platforms. Poker Club will also support free cross-gen purchases for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions. A Nintendo Switch version of Poker Club is planned for 2021.
On PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X Poker Club has been engineered to make the most of next-generation hardware and features. Poker Club boasts 4K visuals at 60fps, with advanced rendering techniques including hardware-accelerated ray tracing across PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Ripstone have prepared a new video that showcases fresh Poker Club gameplay emulating the final visual target for the Xbox Series X hardware. This video takes players through an overview of the game including its features and mechanics. Game Director Phil Gaskell provides commentary and also plays a few hands, showing off the incredible visuals and immersive first-person viewpoint Ripstone are incorporating into Poker Club:
“On consoles we worked with Sony and Microsoft to ensure anyone buying Poker Club for their chosen platform will have access to the game across generations. This was very important to us as the game also supports cross-generation online multiplayer,” said Phil Gaskell of Ripstone Games. “This kind of convenience for our players is really important to us as a developer and publisher, particularly while we transition into a new console generation. Our fans can know that pre-ordering the game now will automatically entitle them to play Poker Club on all Xbox devices from the original Xbox One all the way up to the Xbox Series X. And once the game launches for PlayStation platforms, the same applies and one purchase of Poker Club will provide access to play on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, with no additional charge.”
About Poker Club
Poker Club is designed as a social experience. In line with the increasing online community-led nature of the gaming landscape; Poker Club will connect players with friends and poker fans around the world, featuring tournaments for over 200 participants. Players can create or join a club complete with leaderboards, bespoke tournaments and daily chip bonuses, whilst working towards shared goals that unlock exclusive rewards. Some customisable gear and events are club-specific, meaning the best way to play is as part of a collective with others from around the world. Poker Club will also offer cross-platform and cross-generation play, meaning users will be able to play together on PC, Xbox and Nintendo Switch platforms. PlayStation users experience cross-generation play between PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 platforms.
Poker Club offers players more ways to play than ever before with a full house of Texas Hold’em online tournament modes and ring-games. Players are invited to take on the challenge of the PCC Poker Tour, an immersive online career mode that takes players on a journey from back-room games to big-money main events. From Single-Table and Multi-Table tournaments, to Freezeouts, Shootouts, Turbos, Super Turbos, Bounties and more, Poker Club offers a variety of online multiplayer modes featuring customisable private games, open tables and full-scale tournaments. With an advanced Poker 101 tutorial system featuring advice for beginners and advanced players alike, Poker Club offers a jackpot of poker fun for all.
Poker Club has been built from the ground up to offer an immersive play experience on all platforms. With a first-person viewpoint in gameplay, along with top-down cameras and cinematic angles, Poker Club delivers the true feeling of sitting at the card table like never before. There are 7 meticulously detailed arenas to play in, ranging from the grungy basement of Ralph’s Pizzeria to the glitz and glamour of Casino d’Oro, whilst advancing through the ranks to become a high roller opens up access to high-stakes tournaments at the Intensity Arena, where the big money can be won. With deep player customisation options ranging from unlockable apparel to exclusive table items, the journey from back-room card shark to poker pro has never looked this good.
Poker Club is a premium product and will not feature microtransactions at launch. As a premium title, Poker Club‘s focus is on offering players an in-depth poker experience without the requirement for additional purchases. All virtual currency in the form of poker chips is earned through playing the game. Poker Club is a play-money simulation of Texas Hold’em poker and as such is rated 18 in accordance with PEGI.
Poker Club will launch on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 19th. The Nintendo Switch version will follow in 2021.