NetEnt pioneers online casino with real-money Virtual Reality Gonzo’s Quest slot
NetEnt, leading provider of digital casino solutions, today announces that it will develop and launch its first real-money Virtual Reality slot game to the online casino market. Gonzo’s Quest, one of the company’s most popular titles, will pilot this new game venture.
New slot: Planet of the Apes
– NetEnt, leading provider of digital gaming solutions, has signed an agreement with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products to exclusively license the Planet of the Apes film franchise for online casino gaming. NetEnt’s Planet of the Apes slot is set to create a huge buzz among film fans and players when it is released in the second half of 2017. The game will feature stunning graphics and unique game mechanics that will bring to life the power and excitement of the brand.
New slot: The Emoji
– NetEnt, the leading supplier of digital casino entertainment, will add a new dimension of smiles and fun to its games portfolio with the launch of Emojiplanet®. Having teamed up with Global Merchandising Services & The emoji Company to bring to life the universally popular icons, the game’s innovative features will appeal to players of all ages. Developed and designed with a mobile first approach, it will ensure a superb NetEnt gaming experience whether playing at home or on the go. The game is due for release in Q3 2017, following the summer launch of the anticipated feature film, The Emoji Movie.
NetEnt continues to drive the digital casino market by committing to develop and launch its first online casino game for the rapidly emerging Virtual Reality (VR) market. The use of VR is a growing trend among consumers and research shows that online players are starting to look for alternative, more immersive gaming experiences.
NetEnt eagerly tracks technology advancements and believes that WebVR technology will be mature enough to offer basic support for VR game-play 2017/2018. NetEnt’s ambition is to respond to that by adding Gonzo’s Quest VR game to its current multi-channel offering and to distribute it through the existing NetEnt Casino Module to maximise reach and availability for its customers.
Per Eriksson, CEO of NetEnt, comments: “We firmly believe that VR has a given place in the future of online gaming, based on our research and the trends that we monitor. We remain focused on delivering the ultimate entertainment experience by taking this first step towards developing our first real-money VR slot. This is a milestone for NetEnt and the gaming industry.”
NetEnt will be showcasing a first prototype of the game at Stand N3-242, at ICE Totally Gaming, held at ExCeL London, from 7-9 February 2017.