STOCKHOLM, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
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.
For additional information please contact:
Anna Romboli, Chief Communication Officer, NetEnt AB (publ)
Phone +46 857 854 500
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NetEnt AB (publ) is a leading digital entertainment company, providing premium gaming solutions to the world's most successful online casino operators. Since its inception in 1996, NetEnt has been a true pioneer in driving the market with thrilling games powered by a cutting-edge platform. NetEnt is committed to helping customers stay ahead of the competition, is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm (NET–B) and employs 900 people in Stockholm, Malta, Kiev, Krakow, Gothenburg, Gibraltar and New Jersey. www.netent.com
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