Wednesday July 18 2012 : NEW WORLD POKER TOUR GAME FOR SMART TELEVISION
Worldwide launch planned for the Fall
The Canadian company TransGaming Inc., which specialises in the multiplatform deployment of games, has announced that it is developing an exclusive World Poker Tour game for Smart TV that is expected to launch in the fall with a number of operators around the world.
The WPT video game will be available on GameTree TV, TransGaming's on-demand Smart TV gaming platform, and will demonstrate the potential for interactivity and social engagement in the connected living room.
A company spokesman said that the game will fully leverage GameTree TV's innovative capabilities including multi-screen support and multi-player gameplay to offer an experience that mirrors World Poker Tour TV programming, watched by almost 700,000 fans weekly.
With a presence in live events, web and mobile, WPT is a recognised brand in televised gaming and entertainment, catering to an estimated market of over 100 million poker players worldwide.
The immersive Smart TV game will include an exact replica of the famous World Poker Tour stage and original voiceovers from the show's on-air personalities, making players feel as though they are playing in a real interactive WPT tournament. The game will include a range of micro-transaction capabilities to allow players to customise their experience by purchasing a spectrum of products, including chips, during a tournament.
"The World Poker Tour brand delivers an incredible poker experience. We trust TransGaming to bring that experience to the emerging Smart TV platform," said Adam Pliska, president of World Poker Tour.
"When we saw the possibilities that GameTree TV offers, we felt strongly that World Poker Tour needed to be on it. It will be a true-to-life World Poker Tour experience that our fans will love."