Tuesday May 14, 2013 : WORLD POKER TOUR GAME DESTINED FOR FRENCH TV
 
Canadian developer in GameTree television deal
 
The Toronto-based social video game platform developer TransGaming has launched an exclusive World Poker Tour game on GameTree TV for the Freebox Revolution, a new generation set-top box by Free, the French telecommunication company that first introduced a "triple-play" service in France, combining Internet, landline, and IP television.
 
TransGaming's WPT game will extend the poker experience to Free's rapidly growing subscriber base, adding a layer of social engagement and interactivity, company spokesman Vikas Gupta claimed Tuesday.
 
"The game will immerse players in authentic WPT No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em play that rivals real-life, with stylish 3D visuals and wily AI opponents," he said. "TransGaming's exclusive WPT game will be available as part of the GameTree TV subscription service, as well as for separate purchase shortly thereafter."
 
World Poker Tour president Adam Pliska said the company was pleased with the TransGaming product, which will give the WPT fan base "…an immersive and authentic WPT experience on their connected televisions."
 
"The Connected TV market is growing at a rapid pace and consumers are looking for high quality branded entertainment content," Pliska said. "We've built the World Poker Tour video game to offer a dedicated ‘television based experience' that makes players feel like they are participating in a real WPT tournament."