PokerStars VR launches on Playstation VR2
May 15, 2023
PokerStars VR launches on Sony’s virtual reality platforms. This launch will see the VR social casino videogame join a host of blockbuster AAA titles already live and in development. As part of the deal, a brand-new audience of VR players can now hang out with friends in their private luxury suite and win free virtual chips daily, before heading out to the virtual casino floor.
PokerStars VR and development partner Lucky VR have taken full advantage of the breath- taking capabilities of the PlayStation VR2 hardware, which is powered by PlayStation 5. Advanced haptic feedback through PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers brings gameplay to new heights by giving players the sensation of interacting with a huge in-game catalogue of props and accessories, while handling chips, dice and cards just like in live games. Real-time face and eye tracking will allow players to study opponents’ tells and adds to the community experience as players chat live at the tables. Players will also feel the thrill of going all-in at the poker table with live headset haptic feedback that brings a new dimension to the virtual reality experience.
James O’Reilly, PokerStars Director of VR & Innovation, said: “Our Sony debut introduces PokerStars VR to a brand-new audience and we’ve spent months in development making sure it’s rewarding social experience. The PlayStation VR2 hardware is astonishing, and Sony have been a great partner in helping us realise its potential. I’m looking forward to welcoming PlayStation VR2 fans to our community over a few hands of poker, and to unveiling more to come from our game.”