Rejoice! The fine folks of SNK Playmore have announced that they will be leaving the pachislot business behind to redouble their efforts in the realm of game development.
According to Kotaku, the official press release cites “uncertainty” as their key impetus for ditching the gambling machines. While further details weren’t provided, this move is likely the first push towards the Marvel-like property expansion mentioned by the company’s new Chinese owners after its acquisition.
SNK Playmore is currently focused on releasing King of Fighters XIV, the long-awaited return of their storied fighting franchise, on PlayStation 4 sometime next year. What else this shift in policy holds for their other properties remains to be seen, so stay tuned for more details.