NetEnt Pulls Street Fighter II Pokie
Online casino games development giant NetEnt has removed its recently released Street Fighter II: The World Warrior online pokie barely a week after the game’s well-publicised launch and official release.
The pokie is themed around the popular and classic Street Fighter arcade video games franchise that rose to fame in the early 90s. Right from the start the title was hailed as an exciting addition to NetEnt’s ever growing portfolio, precisely because of the Street Fighter II franchise’s popular cult video games movement origins.
Wagers Are At Fault
NetEnt did not let on too much regarding the reasons for its having pulled the online casino game from the live market so soon after first release. However, an official communication regarding the suspension of the online pokie is said to provide accurate details surrounding what the company refers to as “internal concerns” over certain socially responsible gambling measures related to online pokies players’ staking behaviour.
The concerns named by the developer as being problematic appears to be directly linked to the sizes of bets wagered by players about to enter into the pokie’s bonus features, with bet sizes effectively changing the closer the player moves toward the point of securing the activation of a special feature. NetEnt worded this particular concern more along the lines of player staking behaviour potentially impacting the intended “gameplay experience”.
A Pro-Active Approach
An email intended for internal eyes only has since been leaked to members of the media. The email provided guidance regarding not only the exact nature of the problem, but also the proposed fix for said issue.
Reportedly drafted by NetEnt Head of Communications Victor Melander, the piece of email correspondence refers to the online casino game having been suspended due to a technical hiccup that now seems to be capable of having impacted the in-game criteria connected to the bonus round.
NetEnt truly managed do the Street Fighter II franchise name justice, and right down to the finest and most intricate of brand-specific details. In the event that the mentioned correspondence was in fact legitimately NetEnt issued, then good tidings await, as the brand has promised to reinstate the pokie among its operators as soon as possible for the enjoyment of its licensed global player base.