A leading provider of online casino solutions, Swedish-based NetEnt has announced that it will be developing and launching its first real-money Virtual Reality (VR) slot game. The first of the prestigious company's games to make the jump to NetEnt VR will be one of its most successful slots to date: Gonzo's Quest.
NetEnt intends to use WebVR technology to create the game and will add it to its present multi-channel offering and distribute it via the company's existing NetEnt Casino Module. This will help to maximise the game's availability and reach for NetEnt's customers.
The virtual reality market is quickly emerging with VR being a growing trend among consumers - particularly gamers - who are seeking a fresh and immersive gaming experience. While NetEnt isn't the first company in the iGaming industry to dabble in the VR space, they are now choosing to enter the arena because the company believes that WebVR technology will be able to deliver basic support for VR gameplay this year and/or the next.
The CEO of NetEnt, Per Eriksson, said that the company firmly believes that virtual reality has a place in the future of online gaming based on their research and the on the trends that they have moitored.
“We remain focused on delivering the ultimate entertainment experience by taking this first step towards developing our first real-money VR slot,” Eriksson said.
The first prototype of the NetEnt VR slot was showcased at ICE Totally Gaming.