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Checkmate! Pure Chess Makes a Move to PS4 This Month

Posted by Sammy Barker

Now rook what you've done

How pretty can VooFoo Studios’ outrageously detailed Pure Chess possibly look? Well, you’re about to find out, as the British-based developer has confirmed that its popular board game simulator is set to slide over to the PlayStation 4 this month. Much like its PlayStation 3 and Vita counterparts, the release will be published by Ripstone, and will outthink you from 15th April in North America and 16th April in Europe.

“The team at VooFoo Studios did such a great job on previous versions, and set themselves a high benchmark for the PS4,” explained the publisher’s creative gaffer Phil Gaskell. “When gamers download this new version on next-gen consoles, they will experience the step-change in visual fidelity. There are moments when playing this game where it genuinely looks better than real life.” That’s some high praise, indeed.

As evidenced by the trailer embedded below, it’s the lighting that’s been given the most care and attention, with the obsessively detailed pieces now appearing to exist inside a more believable space. You’ll be able to buy the title for £4.99/$7.99, but a Complete Edition bundle – presumably including any subsequent DLC packs – will be available for £9.99/$14.99. PlayStation Plus subscribers can also look forward to a discount. Do you fancy yourself the king of this popular pastime? Check out the comments section below.

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User Comments (12)

Munkyknuts

#2

Munkyknuts said:

I quite liked the PS3 iteration of it, even if it did serve to teach me I'm far more rubbish at chess than I thought I was.

charlesnarles

#4

charlesnarles said:

Better than real life, eh? Actually, that makes sense: chess pieces are like 2 inches tall, but their models could be much "bigger" to allow for much more detail and therefore smoother gradients etc. Pretty cool

FATHASUN

#5

FATHASUN said:

Okay! I am going to push Sony and VooFoo real hard on what I feel can become a lucrative venture for both. I wonder why they haven't done it before but no better time to start than with a New Game at the beginning of a New Generation. I enjoyed the different settings and chess pieces so I suggested that they create Chess Sets themed after popular franchises years ago. I would love to have a Metal Gear themed set. A God of War Set. Uncharted. LBP. They could even go so far as a Marvel or DC Chess set. It goes on and on. Zen Pinball Style.

kensredemption

#8

kensredemption said:

If this doesn't have cross-platform play among all Sony and Nintendo platforms, I'll probably pass this up. I'm still playing it on my Wii U anyway.

Ginkgo

#9

Ginkgo said:

@FATHASUN That would be great!

They also need real-time multiplayer. Crazy that they haven't done it. That would make the game amazing.

phaserborn

#11

phaserborn said:

The PS3 and Wii U version of this game looks phenomenal, but the PS4 port looks even better!

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