etEnt 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 in 2017/2018. NetEnt’s ambition is to respond to that by adding the 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.