Microsoft Testing Episodic Poker Game for XBox Live
There’s been a lot of questions about what Microsoft would come up with to replace 1 vs. 100. MS has been really quiet about it, but now Kotaku may have some insight into the situation.
According to an email a reader forwarded to Kotaku, Microsoft Game Studios is beta testing Full House Poker, which will bring live poker to XBox Live. Regularly scheduled poker game shows (featuring a new game called “Texas Heat”) will pit thousands of players against each other as they try to reach the top table. They’ll also earn experience and chips for their bankroll as prizes.
You’ll also be playing as your XBox Live avatar, and you’ll be able to acquire unique accessories and tells.
No official confirmation has come from Microsoft, but odds are that they have to have something in the works to placate the folks who are now paying more for XBox Live than ever before. This would definitely be something they could hang their hats on.