We Say Farewell to Marvel’s Video Slots
We’re sorry to announce you this news, especially if you’re a fan of Marvel’s progressive video slots provided by Playtech. The casino software provider has asked online casinos to remove all video slots that follow the story of any Marvel super hero.
Following some of the changes on an internal level in Disney, the owner of the copyrights of the Marvel Universe, the online gaming community will be left without their favorite superheroes. The complete line of Marvel video slots, both the ones that were part of the progressive jackpot, and the ones that weren’t will be terminated.
Disney Does Not Like Its Characters on the Reels
One of the biggest corporations in the world Walt Disney Co., acquired Marvel Entertainment and the complete copyrights of all of its characters in 2009. Even after the acquisition new games were released, such as Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The First Avenger. However, as of March 2017, Marvel led by Disney is moving out of the online gaming industry.
Although they didn’t state clearly, but it’s apparent that they do not like their characters in online casinos. Disney’s is adamant when it comes to their family-friendly reputation and image they have maintained for almost a century.
Many slots players may not miss Wolverine, the Hulk or Iron Man, but all slot players will definitely miss Marvel’s Network Progressive Jackpot.
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No More Marvel Action Starting on the 1st of April
The removal of Marvel’s superheroes from the online casino scene was not a direct request by Disney. Instead, the agreement Playtech had with Marvel expired, and it’s safe to say that it won’t be renewed.
We can also confidently say we’re not going to see Marvel’s slots in the future, unless a hefty amount of money is offered to Disney, or Disney’s strategy takes on a different direction, both of which are highly unlikely to happen in the foreseeable future.
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DC Comics Takes over Marvel’s Place in the Online Gaming Industry
Fortunately, Marvel is not the only Super Hero Universe out there. Their fierce counterparts and in recent years a growing franchise, DC Comics have an opportunity to take over the online gaming industry. With Marvel’s super hero being retired, Batman and the Joker Jewels, Batman and Catwoman Cash can finally get the attention they deserve.
We expect to see more villains and superheroes as well, to be featured in the upcoming Playtech’s releases. That’s right, Playtech also has the copyrights to produce content based on DC Comics’ finest. For what it’s worth, DC’s games also have a Network Progressive Jackpot!
A Silver Lining – Playtech Updated the Age of the Gods Line of Slots
We can all agree that Marvel’s video slots had some rather exciting and rewarding features. Not putting these features to good use would’ve been a total loss. Fortunately, the bonus features are not leaving the Playtech portfolio, but the characters still are.
The line of slots called Age of the Gods is based on the superheroes we all loved and played with in the Playtech’s portfolio based on Marvel’s characters. That being said, we’re not going to see Hulk anymore, instead, we’re going to enjoy the Prince of Olympus. All games have their own replicas which you can enjoy by playing any of the games that are part of the Age of the Gods slots series.
Slots players still get to enjoy the bonus features and they still can hunt the Network Progressive Jackpot.