NetEnt to release 35 new games in 2019 but at what cost?

With its 20 years of operations, NetEnt made a name for itself! In fact, over the years the provider has consistently produced reliable and quality games in-house. According to the groups CEO Therese Hillman, they’ll increase the output pace in 2019. In fact, in a recent press release, the game provider announced that next year they’d release even more games, up to 35 if we believe the rumours.

NetEnt to release 35 new games in 2019 but at what cost?But, the great news has a sourer note, that could see up to 55 full-time positions come to an end because of a company restructure. So, let’s have a closer look at this reorganisation and what impact it will have on NetEnt!

Stockholm takes a hard hit

The Stockholm office will see the most changes, especially in its corporate support functions. With this change, NetEnt expects to reduce the recurring cost with as much as 25 million SEK (£2,186 Million). Miss Hillman had this to say on this unfortunate news.

“By decentralising our operations, we take another step towards a new NetEnt, where customers and players are in focus. The new organisation will have clearer responsibilities. And more emphasis on value-creating initiatives.”

Going forward

NetEnt employs over 800 people across several offices. It’s quite evident that the corporate support function was far from working as it should in Stockholm. Perhaps NetEnt will centralize its operation in Malta since it’s a growing gaming hub. But surely, Hillman will need a good support system in place to bring this new dawn where the customers and players are in focus.

But, we for sure hope that the new changes will generate some good traction for NetEnt and bring fresh energy to the company. So that in return we see a bit less “reskin games” and more ground-breaking titles. So watch out for NetEnt’s coming 2019 slot titles!