Chess Ultra, coming to console, PC and VR platforms (Video)

•Chess Ultra is the first in-house 4K title from Ripstone Games

•Brand new chess title built from the ground up with Unreal Engine 4

•Coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam

•Also coming to VR platforms PSVR, Oculus and HTC Vive

Ripstone Games, the British developer and publisher behind hit games including Pure Pool, Stick it to the Man, Ironcast and Pure Hold’em, is excited to reveal Chess Ultra, a brand new in-house chess title that launches this spring on console, PC and VR platforms.

Chess Ultra is a sequel to Ripstone’s original million-selling 2012 title Pure Chess, and is a massive improvement on the original title in every way, with crisp, beautiful 4K visuals across a whole variety of environments and chess sets.

Ripstone’s first in-house developed game, built from the ground up using Unreal Engine 4, features a range of single-player and online game modes, including 10 different AI levels to conquer all the way up to Grandmaster-approved levels.

When players take the game online, they’ll quickly find their friends and other Chess Ultra players in ranked, regular, Fischer and Marathon matches.

Twitch integration is just one of the brand new additions in Chess Ultra, allowing Steam players to stream the game live on Twitch and play against their streaming community, who will be able to enter chess moves into the chat.

More details about Chess Ultra will be revealed in the coming months before launch, including how the game plays in virtual reality on PlayStation VR, Oculus and HTC Vive. Chess Ultra is set to launch across console and PC platforms later this spring.