While the casinos might be shut and online gambling is risky business, poker fans can still get their fix with Ripstone Games’ Poker Club, which is release November 19th, 2020 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
Pre-orders are now live and the game does support Smart Delivery, so you can play on your regular Xbox One now, and then upgrade to the next-gen version once you’ve pulled the Xbox Series X|S from under the Christmas tree. Man, it must suck to have to wait until Christmas to get these new toys…
According to Ripstone, Poker Club has been developed to make the most out of the next-gen consoles and PC. The game will boast 4K visuals and 60FPS as well as ray-tracing across all next-gen machines. You can get a look at the game in action in the video up above, and then marvel as to why we really need ray tracing in a poker game… Better to have it than not, though, right?
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.”