Ante Up, the Game’s About to Begin - Prominence Poker Launches on Xbox One on August 16

505 Games and indie studio Pipeworks, developers of the upcoming multiplayer poker game Prominence Poker, are pleased to announce today that Xbox One owners can put their antes on the table and pre-download the game in advance of its upcoming release for Xbox One on August 16.  The game will also be released for PlayStation 4 later this year and remain available on Windows PC via Steam’s Early Access Program.

Prominence Poker is an authentic poker experience that boasts a high level of detail in its mechanics thanks to the considerable input of four-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet holder Max Pescatori.

As a special promotion for launch, players have a chance to play the game against Pescatori.  By mastering Prominence Poker's gameplay - notably the ability to bluff, read tells from players and the game of poker itself - and building their bankroll, players can qualify for a private match against the poker legend himself.

In the game, players will visit and play their way through the city of Prominence, a gambling utopia founded by crooked goons, and seek the thrill of high stakes poker - while risking it all to win over the underground empire. After creating their alter ego, players will challenge unscrupulous characters across four cunning factions - all for a final showdown with "The Mayor" - the mysterious town founder.

Prominence Poker is currently available for Windows PC on Steam’s Early Access Program as a free download for those that want to help shape the game during the title’s final stage of development. The game’ will launch for Xbox One on August 16 while its full launch on Windows PC (Steam) and PlayStation 4 is expected later this year.

Pre-download Prominence Poker for free on Xbox One here.

 

Edited by ClearConscious

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Hmm, Pipeworks ... didn't they create WSOP:Full House Pro, which was shut down all of a sudden, leaving players behind who already spent money? Wasn't that the game, were this huge discussion about the random generator took place? I am pretty sure it was... crossing fingers for this one ...

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7 hours ago, KQFFLO said:

Hmm, Pipeworks ... didn't they create WSOP:Full House Pro, which was shut down all of a sudden, leaving players behind who already spent money? Wasn't that the game, were this huge discussion about the random generator took place? I am pretty sure it was... crossing fingers for this one ...

Hey there! Wanted to address two points.

1.) Ultimately that decision was not ours. We made every effort to keep the game going, and the team was incredibly disappointed when that decision was made by the publisher.

2.) Most people bring up random generators in every poker game. There's nothing specific to our game that modifies certain algorithms against the player. I would encourage you to research this on your own as to why player's consistently bring this up regardless of the game in question.

Happy to answer other questions and comments as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Hi,

first of all, thank you very much for this professional response! Really appreciate that. I played some hours already on Steam and really enjoyed the game. Counting the hours until it's available on Xbox One. 

Keep the good work going guys! See you all at the table ;)

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I Just played an online game on Xbox One. Absolutely floored by the quality of this game. The best poker game on a console ever in my honest opinion. Thanks so much for bringing this game to Xbox One, I'm looking forward to seeing how the community for this game grows.

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On 8/16/2016 at 9:56 PM, riverstars86 said:

I Just played an online game on Xbox One. Absolutely floored by the quality of this game. The best poker game on a console ever in my honest opinion. Thanks so much for bringing this game to Xbox One, I'm looking forward to seeing how the community for this game grows.

Thanks for the kind words. We felt good about it, but glad to see we're getting vindication from the community.

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Hi ClearConcious. First off, I want to let you know that I love the game and have been waiting for a good poker game on Xbox. 

I got to this page by googling if this game is truly random. I was impressed that someone from the company was actually responding in the comments so I decided to make an account to share some feedback and ask some questions.

  • You seem to have implied it is indeed random. For clarification purposes, is that the case? 
  • Is there going to be any expanding to things that enhance the atmosphere of the game, i.e. gestures? I would personally enjoy taunting specific opponents. I can be a troll, so maybe my opinion here isn't applicable in a broad sense. But then again, even the normal folks would enjoy more gestures.
  • While certainly not game-breaking, I find the camera to be poor quality. While I can obviously see the board in the lower left, I prefer to see look for it on the table, perhaps due to the immersion that provides. The optimal view of the cards -- where they appear straight on the table -- does not match with the optimal view of the players, the table, and the dealer. In the ideal view of the cards, there's usually a ceiling light of some sort that obscures some of the players or the dealer. 
  • Being able to see people's moves telegraphed beforehand is potentially game-breaking. I understand that may be a design choice to simulate real-life tells, but this isn't real-life.
  • It's a bit annoying to press two buttons to make an action. Is there a chance that becomes one button? Ideally, it would be one button and include as many options as possible (check, fold, check/fold, call, call/fold, 1x BB raise, 3x BB raise, all-in). I suppose all of those options (maybe not call/fold) with two buttons wouldn't be so bad either. As-is, the current system is lacking.
  • Any estimate for when ranked play is coming?

Good job on the game and good luck. I appreciate any answers.

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