During CES, Microsoft details its plans for Full House Poker, its XBL Texas Hold Em’ tournament which replaces 1 vs 100.
Speaking with Kotaku, Microsoft said 1 vs 100, which was pulled due to an “apparent lack of advertising support”, allowed the firm to test its infrastructure for the new “one versus many experience.”
With Full House Poker, XBL players will go up against as many as 30 competitors which will be both console-controlled avatars and real players in Texas Hold ‘Em and Texas Heat gaming.
Tournament mode players will play their hand at tables with ten opponents during live events through a season, with winners will moving up the table and losers moving down. The winner of the top table will be the tournament winner.
There are all sorts of things players can win in the game, like the Avatar t-shirt of a bested professional player, chip tricks, customizable tables, chairs and decks, winnable titles, and in-game avatar duds.
More than 150 rewards will be made available to unlock, as well as experience points.
The game includes Windows Phone 7 integration, and a virtual ATM to dish out more free chips.
Full House Poker is expected to launch in the spring.