‘Welcome to Poker Club’ showcases Ripstone’s vision for the definitive next-gen poker video game

Ripstone Games today revealed the first gameplay video features for its new IP Poker Club. ‘Welcome to Poker Club’ is a developer walkthrough video feature that reveals everything players need to know about Ripstone’s vision for the ultimate poker experience on PC and consoles. Launching on November 19th for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, Poker Club will offer players the most immersive and social poker simulation ever seen on next and current-generation platforms. A Nintendo Switch version of Poker Club will launch in 2021.

In ‘Welcome to Poker Club’, Creative Director Phil Gaskell takes players through a guided tour of the game, providing an overview of what Poker Club will offer players when they join the table next month. In addition, Phil plays through a few hands at the 80s inspired Number One Park Hill penthouse. This first gameplay reveal shows off the immersive first-person camera perspective Ripstone has employed, which really allows the level of detail to shine. You’ll also see some lovely ray tracing effects, high quality assets built for up to 4K resolutions and the silky smooth 60fps performance. Built using Unreal Engine 4 and leveraging the latest technologies for state of the art PCs and next-generation consoles, Poker Club is the ultimate Texas Hold’em experience of 2020 and beyond. Watch ‘Welcome to Poker Club’ on Ripstone’s YouTube channel

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 players. Players can create or join a club, complete with leaderboards, exclusive tournaments, daily chip bonuses whilst working towards shared goals that unlock rewards. Some customisable gear and events are club-specific, meaning the best way to play is together, connected 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 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.

Why is DIGACHAN interested in Poker Club?

It’s important that any advertising in games is non-disruptive to the gamer. The odd video board in the background or product placement, however, would prove to be non-intrusive but still remain effective from an attention perspective. Of course, there are no clear signs that the game has introduced programmatic native advertising, but in our opinion, it would be a good candidate to bring more brands into the gaming space.

We’re thinking of the likes of 888 poker, William Hill, Poker Stars. Why not even allow brands to be displayed as part of the game cloth to add an even more realistic feel to it?

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