partypoker announces enhancements to the look and feel of the lobby and tables after listening to feedback from a large group of players. The new darker colour scheme has been created to improve the player experience, especially for those playing longer sessions. The differences between the previous design and the new partypoker lobby can be seen in the screenshots below:
The notable changes implemented in this phase 1 update are:
· Improved game navigation
· Collapsible filters to allow more space to view game choices
· New darker lobby and table theme
· Updated Sit & Go HERO lobby to differentiate between 3 and 4-handed games
· Removal of the one click lobby as almost all players prefer the traditional view
A phase 2 update will be released in the next quarter and will include a number of additional improvements to the lobby and tables. Among these changes are:
· Ability to view full screen lobby
· Further filter, display, game and tournament information improvements
· Enhanced tournament lobby displays
· Better table look and feel and more customisation options
Managing Director of partypoker Tom Waters said: "We acknowledge that our poker product needed some love. We have been working on this project for a number of months with the support of a large group of players. We have been testing the phase 1 release over the past couple of weeks and the feedback from the players has been extremely encouraging. There are many more enhancements in the pipeline and I am confident that by the end of 2017 our players will be delighted with the improved look and feel and the usability of the software. We know what the bigger issues are and believe that these upgrades will address all of those. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to feedback and suggested improvements. I hope that the new partypoker player experience is to everyone's liking."
partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard said: "The upcoming software release is another step in the direction of getting our ‘dream poker room'. We see an improvement to the lobby and to the table as well as lots of small tweaks all around the client. I tested the software with a dozen or so guys and the feedback was all extremely positive. We've given extra feedback about how to further improve the software and from now till the end of the year you should see additional impressive improvements to the overall software."