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As the dust settles around NetEnt’s Narcos and Vikings slots announcement, we’ve been treated to a third shock as the much-awaited virtual reality version of Gonzo’s Quest has a cemented release date of summer 2018! The above video shows iGaming’s favourite explorer donning the VR headset himself, which transports us to an immersive 3D world of Gonzo in action.
Much has been said about virtual reality within online casino, with the concept revered by some but dismissed by others. It’s trodden a very similar path to Bitcoin casinos in the sense that it’s been touted as the next big thing for a while, but one that’s yet to come to really reach its potential. Until now, it seems, for VR…
One of the biggest shared concerns about online casino virtual reality is the extra hassle incurred by gamers. The prospect of VR would only appeal to a select few due to complications in setting up for general gameplay, with too many obstacles to overcome, it has been assumed.
However, NetEnt have dismissed this critical obstacle in one swoop.
Gonzo’s Quest VR by NetEnt will utilise Web VR in iGaming for the very first time – making it accessible to all types of gamers.
What’s the big song and dance about Web VR? This technology simplifies the entire process for you. Rather than installing specific virtual reality apps, you’ll be able to access Gonzo’s Quest VR game simply by selecting that version within your web browser.
It’s another example of NetEnt upgrading your experience with limited action required on your behalf, as this Web VR slot was accompanied at ICE 2018 by the new Live Beyond Live Casino portfolio with Mr Green.
The majority of you will be reading this piece on a smartphone or tablet, and that’s another doubt regarding virtual reality’s feasibility in online casino. With more and more players logging on to play mobile casino, why would anyone revert back to desktop just for VR?
The virtual reality Gonzo’s Quest casino slot will be available on both mobile and desktop devices – incorporating a Plug and Play mentality.
Quite how this will work is not yet clear, but NetEnt’s promise of a cross-device experience is seriously exciting!
Although an exact date is yet to be announced, we’re delighted to have a confirmed time period of summer 2018. NetEnt first introduced the VR Gonzo’s Quest creation at ICE 2017, and look how much progress they’ve made in a year above.
We think the world’s first virtual reality casino SlotsMillion will be on red alert after this particular unveiling, but how many other websites will follow suit? Some have flirted with the idea, but perhaps a fully-fledged Web VR slot game will convince them to make the plunge – leading to further NetEnt VR slots in the future.
Alas, we don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves, so we’re just focussing on this particular release for the time being. We’ve only got a few months to wait, but until then you can play the original Gonzo’s Quest slot for free to sample one of NetEnt’s all-time classics!