Posted in Industry June 14, 2020

Just in: NetEnt Suspends Street Fighter II

NetEnt, a popular iGaming software provider based in Sweden, has decided to suspend the recently launched Street Fighter II: The World Warrior game only one week after its release. The company took this action due to internal concerns regarding the betting behavior of players.

The slot game, inspired by the famous 90s arcade games, was released on May 21 and was already available for distribution among NetEnt’s partners.

The suspension of the game is a result of issues related to responsible gambling and the staking behavior of players. The specific staking mechanics used in the game have caused problems with bet sizes, particularly when players are close to bonus rounds.

As of now, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior can still be played for free on NetEnt’s official website. However, some top online casinos that offer NetEnt slots have started removing the game from their portfolios.

NetEnt’s Head of Communication, Victor Melander, has confirmed the suspension of the game. Once the internal investigation is concluded, the company will announce its next steps, which may include a revised release of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior.

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Below is a leaked internal email that provides more details about the decision to temporarily suspend the game:

‘Dear Customer,


We have identified a potential situation whereby player staking behavior could impact the intended gameplay experience on our recent release Street Fighter™️ II: The World Warrior Slot.

Please be assured that to date the game has been performing within the expected parameters in respect to the certified math model and RTP on a network level.


We have taken the decision to implement the following steps:


1: In the coming hours, we will temporarily disable Street Fighter™️ II: The World Warrior Slot in production.

2: Our teams have already identified a fix that will prevent this issue from occurring, and we are in the process of implementing this. Once this game is certified by our test house, we will make it available to you.


Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused, and rest assured we are working hard to get this game back up and running for you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding, and should you require any further information please reach out to your Account Manager.’

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