PokerStars has confirmed to be approaching a beta launch of its new speed poker product, set to be named "Zoom Poker". The new poker variation will hit the first computer screens already at the end of February or beginning of March.
Following months of heavy rumors, PokerStars
has confirmed to be ready to roll out the first beta versions of a new speed poker product called "Zoom Poker".
PokerStars confirmed with Pokerfuse.com
today that the new product is set to reach the first players already "at the end of February or the beginning of March."
Zoom Poker will be PokerStars' pendant to the popular Rush Poker ring games, which were initially launched by Full Tilt Poker in 2010.
The concept allows players to fold a hand and be removed to a new table with new opponents immediately, paving the way for a fast-paced version of the game with a high volume of hands and plenty of action.
Rush Poker quickly gathered a big following, and was one of the Full Tilt Poker's most popular products up until the site shut down its operations in June last year.
Widespread speculations and industry rumors this fall suggested that PokerStars was working on a similar product, after it became apparent that there were no patent issues
surrounding the concept as it had otherwise been suggested by Full Tilt.
PokerStars allegedly first considered naming the new product "Blitz Poker", but this has reportedly been canned in favor of the new name "Zoom".
There is still no definite date for the first beta launch, but with the first indicators pointing to a release within roughly one month, the the product is seemingly in its advanced stages.