NetEnt acquires a Megaways license and plans to release two new Megaways slots in November 2020
Megaways slots are incredibly popular. It’s clear that players look for more excitement, and the idea of 100,000+ Megaways is way more thrilling than your run-of-the-mill 5 x 3, 20 paylines setup.
Providers such as Blueprint Gaming, Pragmatic Play, iSoftbet, Stakelogic, Red Tiger Gaming or Fantasma Gaming already benefitted substantially from their Megaways licenses. These providers have become more and more serious players in the online casino hemisphere.
How different was that two years ago?
NetEnt has faced enormous competition and must have thought: enough is enough!
Yes, they already collaborated with Red Tiger Gaming on Piggy Riches Megaways and Gonzo’s Quest Megaways. But they dreamt of having their own license. Their slots will get much more exposure that way.
So, it looks like they finally got it!
To be released in November 2020: Twin Spin Megaways and Divine Fortune Megaways
Twin Spin™ Megaways will be released on November 12th, 2020 and is confirmed to be one of NetEnt’s first Megaways titles.
Twin Spin is probably one of the most famous NetEnt slots, with the linked reel feature. I can’t wait to see a combination of a Megaways slot WITH the linked reel feature. That must be something crazy!
Divine Fortune™ MegaWays is most likely to follow on November 24th, 2020.
The original slot has three progressive Jackpots. So also, this slot could become something spectacular. The combination of Megaways and progressive jackpots could add a whole new dimension to the existing Jackpot slots.
More NetEnt Megaways slots will follow
It’s not yet confirmed, but believe me that more new exciting slots will follow. NetEnt’s stock price has increased by 28% today (December 2023), and that’s no coincidence.
Yes, Big Time Gaming won’t have given this license for free. But I expect that this move is beneficial for both NetEnt and Big Time Gaming.
Right now I’m already fantasizing about slots as:
- Dead or Alive Megaways
- Starburst Megaways
- Jumanji Megaways
- Secret of The Stones Megaways
- Hotline Megaways
- Jack Hammer Megaways
And so forth. It looks like we have woken up and that a great dream’s finally to come true!
A perfect synergy between NetEnt and Big Time Gaming
It’s a marriage that is almost impossible to fail. NetEnt has an enormous amount of famous slots.
So if these slots get the Megaways stamp, these slots will surely revive. I expect some famous low-medium variance slots to get a much higher variance and a much higher maximum win!
So, NetEnt will get much more exposure.
And what about Big Time Gaming? Well, they will surely benefit!
They get a substantial fee on every euro, pound or Canadian dollar that is staked on a Megaways slot.
So, all in all, both providers benefit.
Will other providers follow and buy Megaways licenses?
That’s an interesting question. I expect that NetEnt has negotiated some exclusivity agreement. If providers like Play’n GO also acquire this license, you can understand that NetEnt would not be too pleased.
But time will tell!
Is this beneficial for players?
In short, I can only confirm that it is! We have a more extensive range of Megaways slots, and who does not like fantastic slots as Gonzo’s Quest, Twin Spin or Devine Fortune to have a Megaways transformation?
In the end, we players want more excitement, more variety and more to choose from.
The downside could be that it comes with a price. I expect that the RTP will barely top 96% of these slots. The fee needs to come from somewhere.