NetEnt goes looking for “new driving force” – sacks CEO Per Eriksson.
Let’s be honest, the past couple of year haven’t been the best for NetEnt. One only has to take a look at the comments being made on the various gambling forums and in the casino streaming community to realise thing’s have started to go downhill.
Many claim that the last good game released by the Swedish iGaming studio was with the launch of Jungle Spirit back in early 2017, and lately there has also been widespread discussions about the possible fact that the variance on one of their flag shipe games, Dead or Alive, might have been altered, something NetEnt has however firmly denied.
Much of the critisism towards NetEnt has been related to their recent games having had too much focus on looks and branding instead of the actual gameplay, mathematical models and potential. It appears as if the games are playing like high variance slots, but with returns more in common with low to medium volatile slots.
With NetEnt still being regarded as one of top game providers, slots such as Planet of the Apes, Phantom’s Curse and Asgardian Stones, were highly anticipated but ultimately fell into oblivion as soon as players had the chance to press the spin button.
Still focused on branding, NetEnt are soon to launch Jumanji, Vikings and Narcos. While these titles sound very interesting, experience tells us NetEnt’s branded slots are unfortunately best avoided.
On March 25 it was announced that NetEnt had sacked their CEO Per Eriksson and admitting that the “developer’s overall performance has not been as it should”. Let’s hope this can bring NetEnt back on the right track.