HTC and IGT inked a deal to offer Virtual reality tournaments. IGT, a leading game developer for online and brick and mortar casino announce the signature of an important deal. Indeed, IGT is teaming up with HTC to offer Virtual Reality (VR) games in offline casinos. Which means that currently, IGT is the only game developer to distribute VR games.
There’s no doubt that VR is a hot topic in the gaming industry. In fact, we already know that NetEnt is currently working on a VR version of their hit slot Gonzo’s Quest. But, we don’t know when VR Gonzo will be available in online casinos NJ. Plus, let’s be honest, once the new game is live we don’t think it will be a massive hit from the start since the VR Head Set are still pretty expensive.
Nonetheless, the signature of this deal means that you can try VR without having to buy anything! So let’s see what it’s about.
New VR games now available in brick and mortar casino.
First of all, it’s worth knowing that the only casino to launch this new technology is in Vegas. In fact, the Boyd Gaming’ Orleans Hotel and Casino, is the only casino to have IGT’s new Virtual Zone. We don’t know exactly when IGT is planning to go mainstream with VR. Naturally, it will possibly depend a lot on the game’s popularity at the Oceans Hotel and the demand for land-based operators to offer the product.
So what’s this new VR product about?
The VR games are available via two booths that are rather large and stand side by side. The cabinets are equipped with the latest VR technology and have several screens surrounding them where spectators can follow the action. Plus, each competitor can see each other’s gameplay in combined views to keep up with the tournaments results. Players who want to try this new game will have to enter a tournament where the winner takes all.
We’re not sure exactly how many games you can choose from to defeat your opponents. So if you wanted to know more about this game, you’d have to wait until IGT release new product info or head over to Las Vegas! Bon voyage!