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February 2017

NetEnt Showcases New Virtual Reality Slot

by Renee Israel

Progress in VR Gaming Made by NetEnt

NetEnt, the leading online casino software group from Sweden, showcased its first attempts to enter the emerging Virtual Reality gaming market last week.

NetEnt rolled out a prototype of its first real money VR slot game to the online gaming market at the ICE Totally Gaming 2017 exhibit in London. The group said it would be using its most popular title, Gonzo's Quest as a pilot for its new development and launch into the VR market.

As more and more online gamblers are looking for bigger challenges and more exciting gaming options, software groups are beginning to explore the option of Virtual Reality slot games. The use of Virtual Reality software is a growing trend among players, and it has been shown that online gamblers enjoy the immersive gaming experiences that there is to be had.

Growing VR Gaming Market

The Stockholm listed NetEnt, which has made huge tracks in the UK online gambling market in recent years, is always looking for ways to remain at the forefront of the industry. According to NetEnt, WebVR technology will be capable of offering basic support for VR game-play by this year and into the next.

In a press release, NetEnt said that its ambition was to respond to technology advancements by adding Gonzo's Quest VR game to its current multi-channel offering and to distribute it through the group's existing Casino Module "to maximize reach and availability for its customers."

VR in the Future of Gaming

The chief executive officer of NetEnt, Per Eriksson, said that the group firmly believes that Virtual Reality has a given place in the future of online gaming, based on research and the trends which NetEnt continues to monitor.

"We remain focused on delivering the ultimate entertainment experience by taking this first step towards developing our first real money VR slot," he said. "This is a milestone for NetEnt and the gaming industry."

Story Highlights »
  • The use of Virtual Reality software is a growing trend among players.
  • NetEnt will be adding Gonzo€™s Quest VR game to its current multi-channel offering.

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