Two months after inking a deal to purchase Australian rival Big Time Gaming Proprietary Limited for around $536 million, Swedish online casino games developer Evolution Gaming Group AB has now returned to announce the launch of its new Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt innovation.
The Stockholm-listed firm used an official Wednesday press release to detail that its newest game utilizes the intellectual property of the five-reel and 20-payline Gonzo’s Quest video slot from Maltese subordinate NetEnt AB to offer aficionados the chance to bank rewards worth up to 3,750 times their triggering stake.
Evolution Gaming Group AB stated that Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt blends ‘live casino and slots’ to offer online casino players ‘the world’s first online game show with a virtual reality mode’. The developer declared that the new mobile-friendly title moreover serves as the latest addition to its ‘live game shows portfolio’ and has taken its already substantial portfolio of innovations in ‘a whole new direction’.
The medium-volatility Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt is currently available at a plethora of sites including VideoSlots.com, FunCasino.com, and LeoVegas.com with Evolution Gaming Group AB calling the game the planet’s first to offer competitors ‘the option to play in virtual reality mode’. The developer proclaimed that the title with its 95.97% return to player ratio challenges players to ‘search for hidden treasures in a giant wall of 70 stones’ with help from an augmented Gonzo-themed virtual reality protagonist.
Todd Haushalter serves as the Chief Product Officer for Evolution Gaming Group AB and he used the press release to pronounce that Gonzo’s Treasure Hut also allows players to take advantage of ‘another world first for the live casino market’ by wagering in a whole new way via the use of a virtual reality headset and controller. He asserted that this function takes ‘the immersive gaming experience even further’ and gives aficionados ‘a high degree of control over their game strategy and the potential outcome’.
Haushalter furthermore affirmed that Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt is the inaugural game to ‘combine the best of’ his firm with the innovations of NetEnt AB and that he is ‘excited’ to have been able to introduce ‘the most famous character in slots’ to the world of live casino gaming.
Read a statement from Haushalter…
“Unlike other games where the result is the result and there is nothing you can do about it, in Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt players take control as they go hunting for their prizes. This is a whole new direction for our game shows as we want to widen the definition of what a game show is. Giving players this level of control will attract a new audience as we continue to evolve what the gambling experience can be and this is an incredibly exciting landmark launch.”