Virtual Reality ‘Chess Ultra’ x Purling London
Ripstone, the publisher & developer of the Virtual Reality chess game ‘Chess Ultra’, collaborated with us, to bring several of our bespoke, hand-painted chess sets to the virtual world!
Four of Purling’s Art and Bold Chess sets are available as upgrades to the game on PlayStation 4 including VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and other platforms. The Purling pieces were 3D CAD modelled in stunning 4K detail and then wrapped in precisely scanned, original artwork to closely match real, physical chess sets worth thousands of dollars.
We were proud to see our virtual Purling Chess sets launched at a major art exhibition, ‘Painted Pieces‘ at World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis MO, USA April-September 2018. Visitors to the show were able to enjoy playing against each other on our Purling chess sets in virtual reality, after having seen several of the actual sets on display!
Chess Ultra offers DLC upgrades of chess sets by 3 Purling artists: Olivia Pilling with her fluid, warm, painterly style; street artist Mr. Jiver with his trademark magenta paint splatter; Nette Robinson with her highly-detailed St. Basil’s Cathedral-inspired set; and also Purling’s best-selling Bold Chess set in Classic Red & Shadow Black.
Owners can pit themselves against the computer’s AI or challenge friends and players of Chess Ultra all over the world.
This virtual reality game offers an incredibly unique chess playing and learning experience in multiple settings, including in a warm, peaceful, fire-lit library of a beautiful old manor, a vast Roman museum, a modern penthouse suite and even in a volcano-like ‘Gomorrah’, in which you play the Grim Reaper!
Chess Ultra and each of the special Purling London Chess set DLC add-ons are available on PlayStation 4 (including VR), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC including VR via Oculus and HTC Vive.
“Chess Ultra injects the greatest strategy game of all time with a modern twist; offering the ultimate chess experience with stunning 4K visuals, Grandmaster approved AI and full VR compatibility.
With full Oculus Rift and HTC Vive support, play Chess Ultra in VR for the most breathtaking chess experience to date. Physically reach out to make your move and focus entirely on the game at hand.”
HOW TO BUY
‘Chess Ultra’ and each of the special Purling London Chess set DLC add-ons are available on:-
- PlayStation 4 (including Playstation VR)
- Xbox One
- Nintendo Switch
- PC via Steam online store (including Oculus VR and HTC Vive)
PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Nintendo Switch owners:
Search ‘Purling’ in your game console’s store to buy.