Evolution is the leading casino game provider of its kind in the world, and their newly released Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt™ shows us why their position in the market is unrivalled.
In December 2020, Evolution acquired renowned gaming solutions company, NetEnt, for €1.6 billion. And last month, they took NetEnt’s famous Gonzo character from the screen and into the living room through the use of innovative technologies, to present the first game in the world that merges live casino gameplay and slots, into one. Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt™ has officially launched in many top online casinos and is also the first and only game to offer a VR (Virtual Reality) mode gameplay option.
The popular NetEnt slot titles Gonzo’s Quest, and Gonzo’s Quest Megaways™, are the inspiration behind the all-new Evolution game. This latest live gameshow addition to the Gonzo franchise represents “a whole new direction” for Evolution, and for casino gaming as a whole.
Gonzo is a popular explorer who has enthralled casino audiences the world over, and the mission in Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt™ is to search for hidden treasure in a wall made up of 70 stones. Players will have the advantage of hunting for the treasure alongside the ‘live’ virtual character as he joins you and the live show hosts on the search, through the use of augmented reality. Enhancing the overall experience, players have the option to play and bet on this game in VR mode, using the VR immersive headsets and controllers.
Chief Product Officer at Evolution, Todd Haushalter, said: “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.”
This is also the first live game ever where players have such a high degree of control over their game strategy and the potential outcome. 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 the player this level of control will attract a new audience to Evolution. We are continuing to evolve what the gambling experience can be, and this is an incredibly exciting landmark launch,” Haushalter continues.
Evolution have made some serious moves in the past few years, moves that have proved their entrepreneurial innovatorship with the massive partnerships they’ve signed with top software providers, and now releasing a game that completely changes the way casino games are experienced, and enjoyed. Evolution is quick to catch the next big opportunity, and they have done it in the finest fashion. Evolution has become the benchmark, and has set the bar high for themselves, and for their competitors.
You can find Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt™ at most big online casinos, so next time you see the explorer pass your screen, be sure to grab your VR set and rack up the wins with him by your side in this all-new, world-first, live casino and slot masterpiece.