Ripstone Games Announce Chess Ultra; Will Have PS4 Pro and PSVR Support

“We have some big surprises up our sleeves.”

Kelly Willoughby, producer at Ripstone Games, took to the PlayStation Blog to announce that Chess Ultra will be making its way to the PS4 and PSVR this Spring. The chess title is also set to release on PC, and Xbox One.

Chess Ultra is a sequel to the original title Pure Chess from 2012. Ripstone Games also manage to announce that Ps4 Pro users will be able to take advantage of their extra hardware, as Chess Ultra will be able to display 4K visuals.

Watch the announcement trailer down below:

Chess Ultra is a massive step up from the original Pure Chess for the Ripstone team. Not only is the game going to be available in stunning 4K for PlayStation 4 Pro players, but PlayStation VR owners will be able to play the game in virtual reality. We’re super excited about that, as you might have gathered!

Each of the Chess Ultra environments look absolutely stunning in 4K, as you can see from the screenshots and the teaser trailer, and the chess sets themselves are just as slick. We’ve worked really hard to make every inch of Chess Ultra shine and we think you’re really going to get the wow factor when you boot up the game. Running at a silky smooth 60 frames per second with textures beautifully rendered using PBR (physical based rendering) this really is something special. Developing the game from the ground up with our internal team has allowed us to make the most beautiful chess game ever seen!

In addition, the game will also launch with a bunch of new features including 10 different AI levels, multiple environments, and a variety of new chess sets.

There is no specific release date for Chess Ultra, but it is due out in the Spring for PS4, PSVR, Xbox One, and PC.