Microgaming Secures Megaways Slot Mechanic

Mia Gardner | 16 Oct 2020

iGaming behemoth Microgaming already had a reputation for delivering diverse and interesting slots, many of which included a number of unique features. But now, with a partnership officially struck with developer Big Time Gaming (BTG,) the company’s titles are about to get even more engaging.

It was recently announced that a deal was sealed between the two corporations, involving Microgaming securing the rights for BTG’s highly popular, and trademarked, Megaways mechanic. This means, of course, that Megaways will now officially be incorporated into future Microgaming slots.

The deal was confirmed just recently, but it seems like the company is wasting no time in making the most of the situation. The first title to include Megaways has already been announced, titled Shamrock Holmes, which is set to release in January 2021.

Increased Player Engagement

Taking a closer look, the mechanic was only officially released in 2016, so is a comparatively recent addition to the world of slots. Though, even having only been around for just a few years, the diverse system has managed to make a massive impact, grabbing the attention of players around the world.

Of course, according to a BTG spokesperson, grabbing player attention was the whole point of the project. The spokesperson explained that, primarily, Megaways was all about being a dynamic slot addition that offered a fast paced, easily understandable means to ramp up excitement. The mechanic allows for an instantly noticeable change to the game, the spokesperson elaborated, with the possibility existing for more or less symbols to appear during each spin.

In some cases, there can literally be hundreds of thousands of ways to win, the spokesperson concluded, which is the sort of thing that will almost certainly grab a players attention.

Incredible Innovation

CEO at Microgaming, John Coleman, shared a few thoughts about the partnership. He pointed out that BTG is an incredible studio, delivering amazing software innovations that truly change the game on a fundamental level. He went on to state that many of his company’s future slots would be integrating the mechanic, which would not only be good for player, but for the future of the studio as a whole.

CEO at BTG, Nik Robinson, shared a few comments of his own. He declared that his primary objective was to drive what he referred to as the Megaways revolution. In making that revolution a reality, he elaborated, big partners were needed, and there were few as big as Microgaming.

How the revolution goes remains to be seen, but there is no question that there is a big future for this engaging, revolutionary slot system.