Introducing Chess Ultra; the most breathtaking chess game ever made. Experience stunning 4K visuals, seamless online multiplayer, Grandmaster approved AI and full VR compatibility.
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Mostly Positive (29 reviews) - 75% of the 29 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 21, 2017

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June 21

Chess Ultra is Out Now

Hi everyone,

Chess Ultra launches today for PC, HTC Vive and Oculus and we’re super excited to finally share the game with you all. We’ve worked incredibly hard to create the ultimate chess experience, with 4K graphics, authentic AI levelling and full (optional) VR compatibility and we hope that you love it as much as we do. Whether you’re playing to enjoy the 4K environments or jumping straight in with a VR headset, there really is something for everyone.

We’re here to listen to your feedback, so please let us know your thoughts and any ideas you may have for future updates. This is only the beginning for Chess Ultra, so jump into a game and start improving your ELO ranking, there are tournaments to win!

Thanks as always for your support,

Team Ripstone

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June 6

Chess Ultra Launch Date + Grim Reaper Reveal

Hi everyone,

We can now announce that Chess Ultra will be launching later this month on 21st June!

As well as sharing details of our launch plans, we also just revealed a brand new launch trailer which is available to watch here and on the Chess Ultra Store page.

The trailer not only showcases the stunning 4K environments and sets of Chess Ultra, but introduces the Grim Reaper, who players can meet face to face in VR. Virtual Reality players can challenge Death in the pits of Gomorrah, their mortal soul in the balance. Play well and he’ll get angry; his eyes burn with rage and the lava will flow ferociously. But lose, and he’ll reach over and take your soul.

We're hosting a developer stream tomorrow on Twitch from 4pm BST to discuss the announcement and to answer any questions you may have, so hope to see some of you there.

Check you later! (sorry for the bad joke)


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“Sure, chess in real life is cool, but you haven't f*cked with chess until you've experienced the untamed fury of CHESS ULTRA”
900/Chess – Pedestrian

“This is some epic sh*t, people”

About This Game

Introducing the most breathtaking chess game ever made.

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.

  • Stunning chess sets and beautiful environments
  • 10 Grandmaster-approved AI levels
  • Intuitive, overhauled local and online multiplayer with ELO ranking system
  • Comprehensive time controls, including Classical, Blitz and Marathon, available online
  • Cross-platform online play and leaderboards
  • Spectate and compete in Official Ripstone tournaments
  • Demonstrate your skills in over 80 chess puzzles
  • Re-write the past by winning the biggest historic matches
  • Export portable game notation (PGN) for every game, locally and online
  • Full Twitch integration invites you to play against your community
  • Play in VR and immerse yourself in the Chess Ultra experience
  • In-depth tutorials to help improve your game

With full Oculus Rift and HTC Vive support, play Chess Ultra in VR for the most breathtaking chess experience to date. From the wood grains on the antique mahogany board in the library, to the luxury felt on the bottom of every chess piece; chess has never looked this good. Physically reach out to make your move and focus entirely on the game at hand.

  • Compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
  • Use Oculus Touch or Vive controllers to reach out and move the pieces
  • Immerse yourself in beautiful, ultra-realistic environments
  • Change your perspective of each environment by standing to get a better view
  • Take the most extreme chess challenge in Gomorrah. Will you survive?

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD 6750
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: This will ensure the game will run at 1080p at 30fps. These specifications do not reflect VR, see Recommended Requirements for more details
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.5+ GHz Quad core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Gerforce GTX 780 or 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: This will ensure the game will run at 1080p at 60fps. These specifications do not reflect VR, an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070/1080 or AMD equivalent will be required to experience 90 FPS on a HTC VIVE or OCULUS RIFT
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