NetEnt Steps Up Software Conversion

December 29, 2017 by

NetEnt Updates Their Software To New Standard

There have been some defining new technologies introduced into the gambling market like VR and AR to name just two, with many more software innovations arising with regards to online casino backend services.

At the advent of online casino gaming the Internet already had a widely used software set that was indispensible for fast loading video or gaming content. That piece of software was Adobe Flash. This software was used in multiple Internet applications and also helped to start introducing mobile users to the Internet.

This software could display raster and vector graphics along with text making it ideal for use with multimedia applications and simple games. Flash has been the cornerstone of online casino gaming since it found its start. Since the early 2000 there hardly was a system that did not have some form of Flash or Flash player installed.

The Final Days Of Flash

Now, with Adobe’s licences to the software expiring in 2020 and the introduction of new software standards, Flash is slowly being phased out. NetEnt, one of the most respected casino game providers have announced that they have almost completed converting their award winning casino software to the HTML 5 format.

So far 70 top tier casino games have been converted along with a few choice classic games that NetEnt want to make available for mobile players. Games like Dracula, Jackpot 6000, Spellcast and Excalibur have found new life on mobile platforms.

A New Technological Dawn

HTML 5 was introduced in 2014 and is set to become the new online standard for multimedia applications. This is the 5th iteration of the foundational HTML language and it provides unparalleled speed and compatibility across multiple hardware platforms.

Naturally for online casinos this is absolutely essential functionality, not even to begin talking about how important mobile gaming is becoming for online casinos. NetEnt has started out the conversion process with their slot and table games which are their most popular products but they will eventually also convert their Video Poker games to be HTML5 compatible.

NetEnt’s Chief Product Officer Henrik Fagerlund said that NetEnt remains dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of technology and naturally future proofing the company’s offerings and the important switch to HTML 5 is an essential part of the plan to fulfil the company strategy.

While it makes perfect sense to make this massive conversion, it is still sorry to see such a cornerstone of Internet culture being phased out. Flash has provided countless hours of casino gaming fun to millions of online casino members around the world.

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