Mia Gardner | 13 Feb 2018
Narcos is being developed alongside Gaumont, which is one of the longest-standing film companies in operation, as well as the produce of this popular series. Alongside Narcos, NetEnt also made it known that they will soon be releasing Vikings as well, another slots game based on a hugely popular television series, set to arrive on an internet-connected device near you towards the end of this year. Vikings is being developed in cooperation with A+E Networks, and will deliver the exploits of Ragnar Lothbrok, his friend Floki, and the rest of the cast to the reels.
At this point in time Narcos is one of the most-watched series worldwide, with people from over 130 countries accessing it through Netflix. It is currently producing its 4th season, and has received both critical acclaim and viewer votes, having been nominated for both Emmy and Golden Globe awards.
NetEnt is seeking to bank on this global popularity and, hopefully, expand their player base by means of it. According to Henrik Fagerlund, The CPO for the company, this series’ fan base will provide NetEnt with an entirely new demographic that they will be able to market their games to. It also highlights the connection between popular TV series and slots, and this seems to be something many developers are now focusing on.
The Vikings television show relates the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons, and is another show that has quickly become a firm favourite with viewers all over the world. It has managed to successfully combine myth, legend, fast-paced action and history as it tells the story of the adventures of these raiders from so long ago. The chances are, NetEnt will do the same in its slots game, as they are exceptionally good at marrying game play with storylines, and carrying a theme through to every level.
Gonzo’s Quest VR is expected to be released in the summer of 2018, and will stand as an industry first. This is thanks to it being made available through a web browser that does not necessitate any sort of special integration by operators, or require any distinctive applications being downloaded by players. There has been much talk about this VR game in the last year or so, and it looks like now, NetEnt is finally bringing it to fruition.