New Gonzo’s Quest Gameshow Offers Players VR Mode
Evolution (STO: EVO) has announced the launch of Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt, a new live casino game that for the first time combines live and slots-style gameplay. Furthermore, it is the first to offer the option to play in VR (virtual reality) mode.
The game is based upon the character Gonzo that was created by NetEnt for the hugely popular slot Gonzo’s Quest. The new game, which is designed to appeal to those who enjoy Evolution’s gameshows, brings together the world of live and slots to create “a whole new direction”. It is also the first game to make use of NetEnt’s intellectual property following Evolution’s acquisition of the company at the end of 2020.
The core of the game sees players search for hidden treasures in a huge wall of 70 stones. Evolution have said that one of the game’s ‘stand out’ features is when the explorer comes to life as an augmented reality virtual character to join the live show hosts and players. As mentioned, those with a VR headset can enjoy the game in VR mode, which provides a more immersive live experience than ever before.
This is our first product that combines the best of NetEnt with Evolution. I’ve been excited to work with the amazing NetEnt intellectual property since the acquisition was announced and we are starting by taking the most famous character in slots and bringing him to live casino.
Haushalter went on to say that players have never had such a high degree of control over game strategy in live gaming before. He explained that Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt gives players the chance to take control while looking for prizes. According to Haushalter, through the game Evolution are seeking to “widen the definition” of what a gameshow is and he believes that by doing so, the company can attract many more players.