Premium gaming systems supplier, NetEnt, has announced that it will officially be going live with its very first virtual reality (VR) game for the online casino market, which will be available for play with real money. Those of you who may not be completely familiar with VR systems, it allows users to access a simulated, 3D environment in which they can interact with via the use of modern technological equipment.
There are plans in place for one of the brand’s most popular slot games, Gonzo’s Quest, released back in 2010, to pilot its latest journey into the world of VR. It has become a vastly popular concept among the casino industry, particularly with the evolving needs and interests of online casino players. Rather than simply playing a game, users are given the opportunity to become a part of it. As the VR concept continues to grow, it is no surprise that NetEnt has jumped on the bandwagon, in its efforts to drive the casino market.
The brand speculates that with the frequent advances in technology, WebVR technology will be prepared to provide basic support for VR gaming for 2017/2018. Furthermore, it plans to add its Gonzo’s Quest VR game to its multi-channel collection, and to distribute it via its Casino Module in an effort to reach the largest possible scope of users.
CEO of the company, Per Eriksson, stated, “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 pioneers online casino with real-money Virtual Reality slot”, netent.com, February 7, 2017.