2020 is coming to an end, so it’s time to sum up the results of it!
Dead or Alive 2 Feature Buy
On 04/23/2020, the Dead or Alive 2 slot received the function of buying a bonus game for x66 from the bet, but was soon disabled.
On 10/20/2020 NetEnt presented a separate slot Dead or Alive 2 Feature Buy with a bonus game purchase mode
New Megaclusters Mechanics
On 24/06/2020 the release of Star Clusters slot from Big Time Gaming took place.
The slot is notable for having a new Megaclusters mechanic.
On 07/12/2020 the second slot with this mechanic was released, which was named Cyberslot Megaclusters.
In mid-December, it became known that there was already a third-party buyer for the new mechanics – Relax Gaming, which presented its new slot, Kluster Krystals Megaclusters. The release of the game is expected on 01/12/2021
In 2020, as in 2019, Pragmatic Play continues to conquer the market.
Last year, the company hosted a major online tournament with a total prize pool of € 2,000,000, and also aimed at the live industry with its first live show, Mega Wheel!
Of course, the novelty is not as interesting as, for example, Crazy Time, but maybe everything will change in 2021?
In 2020, NetEnt has focused on updating its old slots by adding the Megaways mechanics that NetEnt inherited when purchasing Red Tiger Gaming.
An example of such a slot is Gonzo’s Quest Megaways
In 2020, the Maltese developer entered the gaming industry firmly with the introduction of high risk, high winnings slots, as well as multiple bonus game purchase options. An example of such a slot is Deadwood.
Let’s see if the company runs out of ideas in 2021?
Increase in the maximum payout in Play’n GO slots
In 2020, there was a tendency towards an increase in the average maximum payout in slots from Play’n GO from standard x5000 to x10000, and even more in some slots. In general, the company is not losing ground, compared to 2019, and releases several slots every month
Craps by Evolution Gaming
12/11/2020 Evolution Gaming Presents Craps Live Game to Players
NetEnt acquisition by Evolution Gaming
On 24/06/2020 Evolution Gaming Group announced its offer to buy back shares of NetEnt.
At the end of November, the deal was completed: Evolution Gaming Group purchased more than 90% of the company’s shares.
On December 17, an extraordinary meeting of shareholders was held, where a new board of directors was formed.
Time will tell what players can expect from this deal!
Saying goodbye to Flash technology
From 01/01/2021 Flash technology is a thing of the past.
Adobe will no longer distribute this technology, although the phase-out of Flash began three years ago.
Most likely, all popular browsers will disable Flash support.
Let me remind you that over the past few years, manufacturers have been translating their games to HTML5, although some were not in a hurry, for example, Microgaming, which at the time of this writing has not yet translated the Terminator 2 slot.