Publish: 14.02.2017

Gonzo‘s quest is going immersive

Online casinos, traditionally dedicated to improving and upgrading the player experience are racing to keep up with these changes, so expect to see more developments from other industry giants in the upcoming year

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Net Entertainment (NetEnt), a leading online casino software provider, scored its first major field goal of 2017 by announcing that they will develop a virtual reality (VR) edition of Gonzo’s Quest, their highly popular video slots game.

The future looks bright, virtual and full of new developments in the mobile, live and most recent virtual reality departments at online casinos. NetEnt, known for its pioneering attitude to game development, has taken the bull by the horns and stormed into 2017 with a commitment to developing VR games, starting with Gonzo’s Quest.

Virtual reality is the newest addition in the igaming software developer’s box of tricks as it replicates a real or simulated environment by way of cyber technology. It imitates or simulates an environment so that the user or player can interact within it, by using their senses, usually with a somewhat expensive headset. Gonzo’s Quest, one of the most popular games developed at NetEnt, already highly entertaining and interactive in terms of its animation and fairy tale legend will be asking players to literally enter their world, join the quest and obviously place some bets.

Online casinos, traditionally dedicated to improving and upgrading the player experience are racing to keep up with these changes, so expect to see more developments from other industry giants in the upcoming year. From games containing high-definition audio and visual graphics, to live casino games broadcasted in HD gambling studios, developers are trying everything to keep up with our need to be immersed in the experience.

Most noticeably we have seen this on mobile platforms where players can physically scratch off scratch cards and spin roulette wheels on their cell phone screen. Eager to keep up with technological advancements to attract new generations of players, gaming developers are beginning to invest in VR to provide yet more interactive and immersive slots experiences.

The potential of having a real-life gaming setting via your headset, is expected to be a huge but evident next step in online gambling. In the near future, players can experience slots, table games, and gain a seat at a real poker game where they are no longer hunched over a screen, tapping away for the next round.

Next generation bettors are the financial future of online gaming and their interest in online casinos will depend hugely on the casino offering itself so we predict that as technology spins forward, so will online casinos, bringing online betting closer and closer to its offline counterpart.