WMS is the developer behind the new collection of games, which are set to feature plenty of imagery and familiar characters from the current collection of 24 Bond films.
The firm has also confirmed that it has been given approval to use any and all of these movies as inspiration for the new games – as well as the main character’s skilled actors, from Sean Connery to the latest James Bond, Daniel Craig.
Contenders for First Release Include Goldfinger and Casino Royale
While WMS has confirmed that the new pokies are in the pipeline, there has been no word as of yet on which of the classic secret agent-themed films will be first on the developer’s list. Gambling experts have suggested a few key films in the franchise that could be chosen, for their popularity and overall wow-factor with their audience over the years.
It’s highly likely that WMS will choose one of the latest Bond movies as the target for its first pokie in an attempt to appeal to both Millennials and older generations who are already familiar with the legendary brand.
Experts’ first guess is the blockbuster hit Casino Royale, released in 2006 and starring Daniel Craig, followed by the quintessential Bond film Goldfinger that featured the original Bond, Sean Connery. You Only Live Twice, Dr No, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and the recent release Skyfall have also been suggested.
Legendary Franchise Set for Pokies Success
With that said, players will have to wait a few months longer to know for sure. Fortunately, WMS is expected to release at least one brand new Bond-themed pokie game before the end of this year. Should the 25th film in the franchise be announced to be being filmed any time soon, it could also be a hot contender for WMS’s first game.
Despite the uncertainty, WMS’s announcement has caught the attention of players of all ages thanks to the massive reach of the franchise the developer has just signed. The 007 franchise has been a cult classic for over 50 years, and is expected to appeal just as much to older generations as it is to younger groups of players.
Many thousands of people have grown up watching James Bond’s antics on screen, which is set to make for an immeasurably successful pokies series. This will be compounded by WMS adding its signature bonus features to the mix to keep things lucrative.