Monday, 3 February 2020

Microgaming Renews Licensing Agreement With Tarzan For New Slot

Microgaming Tarzan

Microgaming has extended its licensing agreement with Edgar Rice Burroughs for the Tarzan brand.

The leading game provider announced the news last week, revealing that it had renewed its agreement with the firm in order to produce a brand new video slot based on the Tarzan brand. The renewed agreement builds upon the firms’ partnership from 2016 under which Microgaming developed and released a branded Tarzan video slot.

Under the new agreement, Microgaming will launch a second Tarzan slot, developed by Fortune Factory Studios exclusively for Microgaming. Unfortunately, details of what Fortune Factory’s upcoming slot contains haven’t yet been revealed, but Microgaming will reportedly unveil the slot at this week’s ICE London 2020 conference.

According to Microgaming, Fortune Factory’s slot will see the legendary jungle hero whisk players away on an adventurous pursuit for riches and rewards. It will reportedly take inspiration from Edgar Rice Burrough’s novels and follow from Microgaming’s original slot but will feature updated graphics, jaw-dropping visuals and game mechanics.

James Sullos, the President of Edgar Rice Burrroughs, Inc., said in a statement: “Our extended deal with Microgaming will see the creation and launch of a new Tarzan game, which we are confident will build on the character’s successful first outing with the renowned supplier. We look forward to working with Microgaming and are excited to see the game come to fruition.”

Microgaming Chief Commercial Officer Jean-Luc Ferriere, added: “We are excited to extend our brand partnership with Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. to create the next iteration of Tarzan, a timeless character and brand with worldwide appeal. The upcoming game from Fortune Factory Studios will be one of several new branded slots to launch on Microgaming’s platform this year as we continue to diversify, extend and refresh our content offering.”

A Leading Slot Provider

The news comes just days after Microgaming announced that it had struck a content agreement with GVC Holdings PLC, the operator behind several leading gambling websites such as Coral, Galabingo, Gala Casino, Ladbrokes, and Betdaq. The agreement, which follows on from a deal struck in 2017, allows Microgaming to offers its games to GVC-operator sites.

Microgaming content offered to GVC’s gambling sites includes Thunderstruck II, Immortal Romance, Lara Croft Temples And Tombs, Jurassic World, and more. The move extends Microgaming’s player reach while also enhancing the available content on GVC-operated websites.

Andrew Clucas, the Chief Operating Officer at Microgaming, said in a statement: “Home to ane extensive portfolio of leading brands, GVC are a key partner for Microgaming. Both Microgaming and GVC strive to provide the market with immersive, entertainment-driven experiences, and we look forward to further strengthening our relationship with them.”

Obdulio Bacarese, the Director of Commercial Management at GVC, added: “As players’ expectations are continously evolving, it is imperative we continue to keep up with their demands and what better way to do so than partnering with Microgaming. Microgaming’s immense experience, reputation and performance in delivering quality and innovative content is second-to-none, and we look forward to taking their portfolio of market-leading games live across our brands over the next few months to deliver a world-class experience to our players.”