Poker Club Status Update – December 1st

Game Updates | Server Maintenance | Update 1.03 | Long-Term Support | Community Feedback

1st December 2020

Hi everyone,

Since our launch across PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, we’ve been completely overwhelmed by community support and passion for Poker Club. It has been a joy to experience your wins, jump into your streams and celebrate our shared love for the game of poker together.

Today we’d like to share an update on server maintenance, improvements that are coming in future game updates and our longer-term plans for the future of Poker Club. Live development cycles mean that timelines can change, but we would still like to keep you up to date with our current plans. We can’t always provide a concrete release window for upcoming patches and things may change based on community feedback, but we will keep you in the loop with development updates here in our Dev Diary. You can also stay up to date with the latest Poker Club updates from our team over on Discord and share your feedback with us using our Player Feedback Form.

If you have shared feedback with us already, we can’t thank you enough for taking the time to do so. It helps us to prioritise updates, helps our team to investigate efficiently and ensures that you have a direct line to the team when required.

Game Updates 

We are looking forward to bringing regular updates to the game across PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. We aim to release updates at the same time across all platforms, but this isn’t always possible as PlayStation and Xbox testing times can vary. It is possible for us to push certain updates live without the requirement for a patch, so we’ll let you know if/when these updates are expected to release. 

Update 1.03
Status: Available now on PS4 and PS5. The equivalent update for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (1.19) is also now available as of 12th December. Full details available here.

This update is available now on PlayStation platforms and is coming soon to Xbox platforms and PC via Steam. Update 1.03 addresses a selection of the most commonly reported community issues and includes:

  • Server stability improvements
  • Graphical improvements 
  • AI timing reduction to keep play moving
  • Club creation fee is now fixed at 50K in the Club creation menu
  • Improvements to tournament UI
  • 1 v 1 blinds corrected
  • Fix for hole cards being turned over before the character animation
  • Fix on PC for exiting the game
  • Fix for PS4 & PS5 Sit n Go tournaments – 5min timer is now fixed 
  • Xbox Only Server for players opting out of cross-platform play
  • General bug fixes

December 1st Server Maintenance 

Status: Complete and fixes are now live across all platforms.

  • Changes to PCC Tour tournament registration to reduce “log-in rejected” errors
  • Changes to AI betting and bluffing behaviours
  • Changes to general gameplay pacing 
  • General optimisation and stability improvements

Following today’s server maintenance, a series of community-led changes have now been implemented across all platforms. These changes include improvements to AI behaviour and game pacing, which are two areas that we plan to monitor and refine based on community feedback. Getting both of these things right is incredibly important to us and we’re committed to listening, learning and taking the time to make meaningful changes. We will also share further details of a chip bonus that will be awarded to all players to apologise for the intermittent disruption, once we have completed all maintenance. 

Upcoming Updates

We are also continuing to review community reports and have identified a selection of issues that are currently being investigated further. We are hopeful that we will be able to share more details about these listed issues soon, as we continue to prepare fixes for future Poker Club updates. Fixes we are working on include:

  • Flickering screen edge issue caused by dynamic resolution
  • Fix for cancelling a request to join a Club
  • Clearer prompt to post big blind when joining a table in progress
  • Clearer notifications when it’s your turn
  • Menu improvements
  • Table UI improvements

Long Term Support

We’re looking forward to December, 2021 and beyond. There’s lots that we’d like to bring to Poker Club, including exclusive community events and more options for friends to play together. We’re looking into a better process for inviting friends to private matches, exploring the implementation of private MTTs and working on bringing full DualSense controller support to PlayStation 5. These are complex areas of development and will continue to progress in the background as we release regular updates across all platforms – so stay tuned for updates!

We’ve said this a lot already, but it needs to be said again. Thank you to every single one of you for your ongoing support and patience. It means a lot and we are fully committed to working through your reports and planning for Poker Club’s future. Please continue to complete our Player Feedback Form to report any issues and to share your suggestions with us, and we’ll be back with further updates next week.

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