You may remember back in September 2016 I posted a review on Pure Chess: Grandmaster Edition, if not go HERE to read it, I loved it. Ripstone Games, the team behind the game are giving Twitch viewers the chance to play Chess International Master and Chess.com VP Daniel Rensch. To be honest I don’t know who he is either however he’s obviously top of his game because he is willing to challenge the entire Twitch chat room. Rensch became the youngest International Master at just 14, now that is some impressive stats.
How it will work is the chat will type in their moves in and viewers will be able to vote on the moves. If Twitch chat win the everyone in there gets a free Ripstone game. It may turn into chaos and like all things web chat you’re bound to get some trolls in there. That being said it does sound like a lot of fun. Click the link HERE to go to Ripstones Twitch page, while you’re there have a look at the TiX page and check out our latest Burnout Paradise stream.
Chess. Its probably not the first thing that springs to mind when you think about Xbox One gaming. Ripstone are looking to change that thought process, however. They’ve announced that the multi-million selling Pure Chess will be coming to Xbox One very soon in the form of Pure Chess: Grandmaster Edition.
The game will feature exclusive chess sets, comprehensive tutorials and an in-depth ELO ranking system. This will be the definitive digital chess title, and you won’t have to be Garry Kasparov in order to play and enjoy it. The tutorials will teach you the basics, leading to more advanced techniques. It will feature online ranking and 100 puzzles to sink your teeth into.
This iteration of the game will be launching simultaneously on Steam and Xbox One and will feature cross-platform play with the Steam community, meaning that you’ll be able to challenge any one of the 2.5 million existing players. It’s not all about online head-to-head though. Jump into a single player game with the intuitive AI and show the game who’s boss, or ramp up the difficulty with 10 AI tuning levels.
Pure Chess: Grandmaster Edition will also feature six stunning locations to get to grips with as well as three tournaments that will include ratings systems and ranking boards.This really will be the definitive way to play and learn chess.
Originally developed by VooFoo Studios, Pure Chess has been a huge hit and the opportunity to introduce it to Xbox was too good to miss. Add in the exclusive chess sets, like the Easter Island heads, and Ripstone are almost guaranteed to have a Grandmaster in the making.
Pure Chess: Grandmaster Edition will be starting the timer from the 9th of September. Your move, Deep Blue.
Pure Chess is heading to the Xbox One, Ripstone Games have announced.
Pure Chess, originally developed by VooFoo Studios and launched in 2012, has been downloaded over 2.5 million times across the PlayStation Network, Nintendo platforms and on mobile. The latest iteration in the series has been developed by Ripstone’s own in-house development team.
Pure Chess aims to reflect the beauty and depth of the widely respected game. The game was developed with the aid of a chess Grandmaster, the highest title a chess player can attain. The game aims to appeal to a wide audience with various tutorials to allow beginners to take part, improve their chess skills and become a Grandmaster in their own right. Are you a Grandmaster in the making?
Release dates and pricing details will be announced in due course.