Out With The Old At NetEntTia Winter | 23 February 2018
The migration from Flash technology to HTML5 has been a swift and sudden one. Almost as if the very moment that HTML5 became available, Flash started to disappear from our screens and the way we do things. And let it be so; after all, we are a people of progress and moving forward is the name of the game.
To give credit where it is due, Flash was big in its hey-day. It opened up a world of opportunities to game developers, including those developing games and applications for the online casino industry. But it’s had its time, and the future is HTML5.
Many Internet browsers have terminated all Flash capability and sites accessed via those browsers can now only be utilised by making use of HTML5. This has prompted many developers to sit up and take notice, so as to not be left behind and completely out-dated.
Major casino gaming developer NetEnt is one of the development entities who have taken matters into their own hands by making a concerted effort of converting all of their Flash game titles to HTML5 technology.
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NetEnt has always been a company at the forefront of new developments and it has become obvious that keeping up and at it for the sake of their players is a priority for the team. To this end, they have already re-developed more than 70 of their game titles in order for those titles to run on HTML5 technology instead of Flash technology.
Quite logically, they have started with the re-development of the most popular titles first, but will continue the re-coding process until all of their existing game titles have been successfully converted. All new titles will henceforth only be developed by making use of HTML5 technology.
HTML5 technology is a major shift, especially for the gaming industry, as it makes provision for an immense improvement in graphics quality, more realistic animations, crisp and clear sound and better general flow overall. This creates a much better playing experience for the person at the other end of the computer screen and ultimately has a huge impact on player experience.
This is also the main driving force for NetEnt. To ensure that their players are able to continue to enjoy the levels of quality of play that they have become accustomed to over the years.
NetEnt is one of the very first companies to have started to tackle the transition to HTML5 aggressively, and it certainly is a true reflection of the company’s core values.