Chess Ultra game comes to Xbox One this month

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Kelly Willoughby, lead producer at Ripstone Games, has announced in a blog post on Xbox Wire that tabletop chess game Chess Ultra is coming to Xbox One consoles this spring. It is a sequel to the original title Pure Chess that Ripstone rolled out in 2012.

The latest title from Ripstone Games takes the game a notch higher this time. Chess Ultra’s core tenet is to create a zen atmosphere for both casual and competitive play through some stunning visual effects. Watch the game’s trailer below.

Chess Ultra offers gamers a classic game play and unique chess pieces to challenge your mind while keeping you at ease. Willoughby said:

We’ve reached a level of visual fidelity that is not just a massive improvement on the original title in every way, and thanks to HDR and the power of Xbox One S, we think Chess Ultra is the best-looking chess game in the world!

Xbox One S owners will be able to experience the game with crisp, beautiful HDR visuals that we’re incredibly excited about. A whole variety of environments and chess sets in Chess Ultra look gorgeous in HDR, as you can see from the screenshots and the teaser trailer above. Our artists have worked unbelievably hard to make sure that when you play Chess Ultra, you’re blown away by how stunning every inch of the game looks and feels. Running at a silky smooth 60 frames per second with textures beautifully rendered using PBR (physical based rendering), this really is something special to see in action.

The game includes a wide array of game modes, though details are scant at the moment. Chess Ultra also includes integrated Twitch support along with full VR support. The game is also launching on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR, and PCs this month.

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