It seems like almost every month, we bring you news of brand new slots coming from the developers at NetEnt. However, in a bit of a turn for the books, this week we're bringing you news that they're actually getting rid of five slots from their gaming catalogue. Check out the rest of our article to find out if your favourite slots will be affected...
Which Games are Affected?
First up, we'll give a quick overview of each of the games that will be affected. According to NetEnt, these games will only be playable until the 5th of September, then they will be withdrawn from their online casino partners.
Tornado: Farm Escape is one of the slots that finds itself on the chopping block. This simple slot game had a farmyard theme, with a load of scheming animals attempting to escape. With so much controversy around the use of cartoon animals recently, the appeal to children that this game has might have been the prompt for its retirement.
They'll also be rescinding magic themed slot Fantasini: Master of Mystery. This amusing little slot game had quite a bit of charm and we can only guess at the reason for its end.
Big Bang will also be taken off the rosters of their casino partners, with a sad goodbye to this space themed slot. It certainly wasn't their most popular game, however there were still some good features in there that players will miss.
Glow and NRVNA are also due to be struck off, with these neon slots only having been around for a few years. Perhaps the tides have turned and the developers are finding that players are no longer as interested in games of this genre.
New Games to Come?
While it may be sad to see these games go, this could herald a new batch of games for the brand. They may have been busy creating brand new games, which have reduced the time that they have to upkeep less successful games. These games do require resources to stay online, so they may have been draining more than their fair share of resources.
Theres no doubt some players will miss the games from this list, but there are plenty of others in the NetEnt catalogue to peruse. Some of the games being retired are similar to more successful titles, which will continue to be provided by the brand. We're also likely to have a few new releases in the coming months, as this developer moves from strength to strength.
So what do you think of this move from the developer? Will you miss these games or will you be moving onto others by the brand?