GAN has confirmed the launch of a virtual reality Simulated Gaming application for its first continuing US client, Empire City Casino in New York.
Compatible with suitable home personal computers and Facebook’s Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets, the new service enables patrons to download, install and experience the Empire City Casino in virtual reality.
Featuring GAN’s GameSTACK technical platform for internet gaming, the service will feature online versions of Class III slot machines including ‘Crazy Money’ and ‘Neon City Casino’, as well as inter-connected virtual reality environments, such as the main casino floor at Empire City.
Currently in beta test, new features will be added throughout the course of this year, such as HTC Vive and Oculus Touch support, additional meta-game social casino gameplay features and more Class III slot games.
GAN also anticipates that the virtual reality technology will be ready for use with real-money gaming later this year.
Dermot Smurfit, chief executive of GAN, said: “Designed to engage, captivate and compel incremental time-on-device and revenue from patrons, GAN’s virtual reality add-on module for Simulated Gaming is anticipated to attract the 30 to 54-year old male gaming enthusiast, likely to be among the early adopters of PC virtual reality.
“Later this year, GAN will be bringing virtual reality to life for real-money regulated gaming in selected markets and with preferred operator clients.
“Playing authentic casino games in virtual reality for real-money will dramatically close the gap between the live gaming experience available on-property and the flat two-dimensional experience available at home on traditional personal computer or mobile devices.”
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