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    overall_fanatic
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    Originally posted by Linne_Zen View Post
    Pinball FX is hitting the pinball space in 2021!
    My infos are that release will be in march 2022.


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  • Wambie
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    Originally posted by LesterSalt View Post
    Is this coming to PS5 this year?
    No. It has been delayed until sometime next year.

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  • LesterSalt
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    Is this coming to PS5 this year?

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  • Wambie
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    No tables are transferring no matter what platform. You have to buy them again.

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  • Linne_Zen
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    Originally posted by flapsmojo57 View Post
    My main question got answered: After having bought and played on the platform I see that it does have a 'Classic' mode. But to your point; will the Williams tables have their physics in Classic mode that we now see in FX3? Thanks......
    Currently, we don't have any immediate information on this, but once we will have more to share, we will definitely post it here and to our social media platforms.

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  • flapsmojo57
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    Originally posted by Linne_Zen View Post
    Sorry, maybe I misunderstood your question. Do you ask if the tables in the new Pinball FX will have the latest iteration of "Williams Physics"?
    My main question got answered: After having bought and played on the platform I see that it does have a 'Classic' mode. But to your point; will the Williams tables have their physics in Classic mode that we now see in FX3? Thanks......

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  • Linne_Zen
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    Originally posted by flapsmojo57 View Post
    I intend to purchase the new FX but I do have questions and observations:

    -Spoke with techs at the electronic store Best Buy and they said that for playing VR, the PS5 is the best console. However, you can't find a PS5 unless you go on EBAY and pay 3 to 4x its retail price. Then you must purchase the VR gear for it. The Oculus is around $400. Then, as has been confirmed by ZEN, you have to re-purchase the games. All of that stands as a pretty tall order to even get started. Has ZEN taken all of this into account in marketing FX? I have yet to see one comment about the play-ability of the new next gen platform in the Forums from fellow pinheads.

    -The million dollar question for me is this; can you turn off all of the noise/bells and whistles and play these games in, for lack of a better phrase, the 'CLASSIC' mode?
    Sorry, maybe I misunderstood your question. Do you ask if the tables in the new Pinball FX will have the latest iteration of "Williams Physics"?

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  • flapsmojo57
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    More 'Burning Questions'/Observations

    Originally posted by Linne_Zen View Post
    Since then, we had a Pinball Show episode, where we addressed all the burning questions. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azXRN_Bqcmc&t=6s
    I intend to purchase the new FX but I do have questions and observations:

    -Spoke with techs at the electronic store Best Buy and they said that for playing VR, the PS5 is the best console. However, you can't find a PS5 unless you go on EBAY and pay 3 to 4x its retail price. Then you must purchase the VR gear for it. The Oculus is around $400. Then, as has been confirmed by ZEN, you have to re-purchase the games. All of that stands as a pretty tall order to even get started. Has ZEN taken all of this into account in marketing FX? I have yet to see one comment about the play-ability of the new next gen platform in the Forums from fellow pinheads.

    -The million dollar question for me is this; can you turn off all of the noise/bells and whistles and play these games in, for lack of a better phrase, the 'CLASSIC' mode?

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  • Linne_Zen
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    Originally posted by djb5f View Post
    Thank you for sharing. This is mostly new news to me. Shame Walking Dead (and Portal) won’t carry over but I understand the licensing challenges.

    Hopefully, the bundle pricing will help soften the blow of having to repurchase all of the tables. The Star Wars and Zen Originals I will get first. Then Marvel. Maybe wait for sales (eventually) for the Williams tables as I have already bought those twice (Pinball Arcade and Pinball FX3) so not looking forward to buying those a third time. And generally, I don’t find those as fun.

    If we want real tables, I’d love an agreement with Stern and music-based tables like AC/DC, Metallica, Iron Maiden, etc.!
    Yeah, it would be cool! Actually, we have an AC/DC and a Metalica table in our personal collection in the office. Great ones!

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  • djb5f
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    Originally posted by Linne_Zen View Post
    Since then, we had a Pinball Show episode, where we addressed all the burning questions. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azXRN_Bqcmc&t=6s
    Thank you for sharing. This is mostly new news to me. Shame Walking Dead (and Portal) won’t carry over but I understand the licensing challenges.

    Hopefully, the bundle pricing will help soften the blow of having to repurchase all of the tables. The Star Wars and Zen Originals I will get first. Then Marvel. Maybe wait for sales (eventually) for the Williams tables as I have already bought those twice (Pinball Arcade and Pinball FX3) so not looking forward to buying those a third time. And generally, I don’t find those as fun.

    If we want real tables, I’d love an agreement with Stern and music-based tables like AC/DC, Metallica, Iron Maiden, etc.!

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  • Linne_Zen
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  • Linne_Zen
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    Since then, we had a Pinball Show episode, where we addressed all the burning questions. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azXRN_Bqcmc&t=6s

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  • robthehermit
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    Originally posted by Linne_Zen View Post
    Hey Guys!

    We will be able to confirm platforms and answer questions about backward compatibility once we have worked out some of the outstanding licensing hurdles involved. We would like to ask for a little bit of patience in this matter.
    Which translates to "You're going to lose a load of tables"

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  • Linne_Zen
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    Originally posted by Emmgr23 View Post
    Are you planing to release an iOS version of pinball fx or this platform are definitely abandoned, I thing the iPad are one of the best device to play to a pinball game, it’s really sad if it’s abandoned !
    Yeah, it is definitely a great platform for pinball! Currently, we don't have any information about that, if that changes, we will surely let you know on our social media platforms and forums.

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  • Emmgr23
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    iOS version??!

    Are you planing to release an iOS version of pinball fx or this platform are definitely abandoned, I thing the iPad are one of the best device to play to a pinball game, it’s really sad if it’s abandoned !

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  • Linne_Zen
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    Originally posted by flapsmojo57 View Post
    I watched episode #2 of "The Pinball Show" and it is becoming increasingly clear to me that this is a virtual reality, next gen platform (FX), and that FX3 is going to be kicked to the curb........again. The only mention of a new pinball this year is for the new platform and that is the Mandalorian. ZEN notes that later on in the year, they will release Mandalorian to FX3. In the mean time, get ready for a reloading of all the current table in the new FX with all sorts of distracting things flying about. Personally, I think this is to draw a new, younger audience to their pinball platform, since, like me, pinheads are for all intent and purposes a group of older dudes, like myself, who love pinball going way back. And I think it's great to have the new platform. No doubt I'll be buying what I need to play it. BUT, I SO want to continue playing FX3, particularly the classic mode, as I see that as a truer measure of pinball purity and skill. I had this pinball fantasy, as many did, that ZEN would be bringing hundreds of new tables through its Williams/Bally license as well as more original tables for the FX3 platform.
    Hey flapsmojo! Thank you very much for your feedback! Regarding our new platform, Pinball FX, we will have more information soon, probably in the next Pinball Show, so stay tuned!

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