PokerStars VR announced as launch title on Meta’s Quest Pro

Flutter Entertainment has announced that PokerStars VR will be a launch title for Meta’s Quest Pro mixed reality headset.
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Flutter Entertainment has announced that PokerStars VR will be a launch title for Meta’s Quest Pro mixed reality headset, set to be released on October 25.

Developed by Lucky VR, PokerStars VR is a free-to-play casino video game and will be part of a selection of games launched on the Quest Pro, which provides an “enhanced performance as well as full-color passthrough for a full mixed-reality experience, face and eye tracking, and other cutting-edge technologies”.

Games that are part of PokerStars VR include roulette, blackjack, slots, and poker, including cash games, multi-table and Sit & Go tournaments, and Spin and Go’s, with the launch of Craps on the horizon. Players can challenge other users from around the world in “visually stunning environments”.

The F2P game also features an AI live chat monitoring tool called Tox Mod and a range of in-game safety tools including time-out options, spending limits, player reports, and interaction extent with others in-game.

“Our goal with PokerStars VR is to push the potential of new technologies as far as we can to create a fun and authentic social casino game that really is limitless,” commented James O’Reilly, Director of VR and Innovation at PokerStars.

“We’re extremely proud to be part of the launch of Meta’s Quest Pro, which is a transformation in virtual and mixed reality. Our developers have been having great fun exploring what this technology means for our players and we can’t wait to show them what we have in store.”

Quest Pro users will be able to adapt their surroundings on PokerStars VR to suit their playing habits, with options including “a fully immersive virtual reality experience, partial immersion that brings objects or spaces from their physical world into the game through editable ‘passthrough windows’, and full mixed reality that enables players to bring core virtual game elements into their own world”.

PokerStars VR also uses face and eye-tracking technology so that players can make and see realistic facial expressions on customized avatars while they play and make movements like they would in a live environment. Advanced haptics will also allow players to have toys, props, and items in-game.