Rack ‘Em Up In the Most Realistic, Fun Billiards Game to Date - Now Featuring 8-Player Hangout Mode and Tons of Minigames!

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Rack ‘Em Up In the Most Realistic, Fun Billiards Game to Date – Now Featuring 8-Player Hangout Mode and Tons of Minigames!

Seattle, WA – September 1, 2016 – Developers Perilous Orbit and Cherry Pop Games announced today that it will be releasing their critically acclaimed billiards simulation, Pool Nation VR, for Sony’s PlayStation VR platform this October. Previously only available on the HTC Vive VR platform, Pool Nation VR for PlayStation VR, the upcoming virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4, will feature exciting content that players loved on PC — including traditional pool and darts — while also adding support for eight player multiplayer hangouts.

“Playing pool in VR feels just like breaking balls in real life, you get to look around the table, line-up your shot with just the right angle as you would in your local pool hall,” said Richard Kidd, CEO from Perilous Orbit. “Our two development teams together deliver years of experience with video game physics necessary for a great pool game and proven talent in the virtual reality space. Together we are creating the most immersive pool experience with consistent updates and features to keep the game fresh.”

Pool Nation VR demonstrates more than just amazing pool physics in a VR space. Players will be able to interact with all sorts of objects, create trickshots with plates, bottles and other items in the pool hall, play virtual darts, and take part in the time-honored pastime of throwing empty beer bottles against the wall. With the most advanced proprietary physics engine honed for billiards realism, Pool Nation VR aims to deliver an interactive VR billiards experience and the most chill VR hangout.

Pool Nation VR Gameplay Features:

  • Play Real Pool – Delight your senses with an immersive and accurate representation of the sport using motion control and real pool physics (be careful not to lean on the table, it’s not really there).
  • No Consequences – Enjoy the pleasure of throwing a bottle at your opponent or breaking one against the wall. We won’t make you clean-up in VR.
  • Customize Your Game – Choose from several variations of pool with popular rule sets, or just hang out and hit some balls in free play.
  • Online and Offline Opponents – Play against the AI or with your friends globally online.
  • Kill Some Time – Waiting your turn at the table? Walk around the bar then jump into other fun bar pastimes like Darts, Air Hockey, Skreeball, Shuffleboard, Checkers and Chess!
  • Go Crazy – Grab, stack, and smash objects in the world. Create a tower of bottles, stack ’em high and launch a pool ball at your creation.
  • Enjoy a Polished VR Experience – Years of VR / AR know-how help provide a fun and comfortable VR space to hang out in with your friends from the comfort of your own home.

For more information on development or to trade pool hall secrets with friends, join the discussion on Reddit and Steam then follow the game’s development with Perilous Orbit and Cherry Pop Games.



Perilous Orbit is a VR-centric game design and development studio with offices in Seattle & Los Angeles. Focused on creating high quality immersive experiences with partners around the world, we bring together years of experience building amazing games, productivity, and experimental applications for Microsoft HoloLens & Xbox. The Perilous Orbit team aims to find FUN as quickly as possible through rapid prototyping and ideation.


Located in Manchester, UK, Cherry Pop Games is an independent, multi-platform development studio specializing in pool and snooker games. Its proprietary physics engine has been honed from many years and in 2015 the team integrated it with Unreal Engine 4. Cherry Pop Games’ first title, Pool Nation, was released on Xbox LIVE Arcade in 2012. Since then the franchise has appeared across 5 platforms and has been downloaded over 4 million times worldwide. Cherry Pop Games brings to Pool Nation VR the beauty of UE4, the precision of the Pool Nation Physics and stunning visuals just waiting to be explored.

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