Yggdrasil Gaming has launched its first ever table game, as the developer seeks to “reinvent casino” with Sonya Blackjack.

The multiplayer blackjack product features intuitive mobile gameplay and a motion-captured 3D dealer to create an immersive playing environment.

Sonja Blackjack offers all standard options including Insurance, Even Money, Split, Double and Double after Split, as well as some special features unique to the title.  Up to three players can sit at a single table, with more able to stand. Players can also watch others, including seeing how much they are betting and winning.

Operators can also fully customise the product, including both the dealer and casino environment, or opt for a standard logo package and can go live with a custom skin from launch. Try the game here.

Yggdrasil’s chief product officer Krzysztof Opałka said: “Yggdrasil has a track record of ripping up the rulebook to deliver products that reinvent online casino and Sonya Blackjack is no different.

“We’ve witnesses unprecedented interest in the product since we first introduced it at ICE. Never before has a table game product been so customisable. With our 3D modelling, operators have unlimited opportunities to create brand- and event-specific environments, at a significantly lower cost than with live dealer.

“We look forward to seeing Sonya in action and will continue to drive forward the table games vertical over the coming months in much the same way we have with slots.”

Sonya Blackjack is built on Yggdrasil’s proprietary Redux technology, combining the best aspects of both live and RNG casino and using motion-capture technology to model the movements of the dealer.

COMMENT: So it is here. Yggdrasil’s weapon of mass disruption lands, and it is called Sonja. But don’t let the name and appealing face deceive – this is a major play from Fredrik Elmqvist and his team. These motion-capture games have been in development a long time and bear all the hallmarks of quality and attention-to-detail that we’ve come to expect from Yggdrasil. The industry will now watch and wait to see what punters make of it.