Built around multiplayer-matchups, user-generated tournaments, and league play, Pinball FX3 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in summer 2017, Zen Studios announced today. According to the developer, it’s the “next generation pinball platform that will redefine the console and PC digital pinball experience.”
Zen Studios talked about the multiplayer emphasis with Pinball FX3:
While video game pinball has long been a solitary single player experience, Zen Studios has worked to create a new tournament structure that elevates competitive play in an exciting and engaging way. Players will have the ability to create their own pinball tournaments, compete in player vs. player match-ups and leagues, and compete in a variety of score based objectives that refresh constantly so there is always a new challenge awaiting.
If you don’t want to jump into multiplayer right away, there will be new single-player modes featuring special challenges that will help develop your skills.
Details weren’t given today, but Pinball FX3 will launch with three new tables from a brand-new IP partner.
If you don’t want to buy new tables, “a majority” of your previous Pinball FX2 and Zen Pinball 2 purchases will carry over to Pinball FX3 at no extra charge:
Now, to answer the question burning in all of your minds: can you take your Zen Pinball 2 tables to Pinball FX3? Yes, you can! Zen Studios is 100% committed to keeping the community intact and providing you with one of the best values in gaming. We are happy to announce that you will be able to import the majority of your Zen Pinball 2 purchases to Pinball FX3 for free! We’re giving you all of the new features and upgrades at no cost – and there are a ton of them, giving you reasons to never stop playing your tables. We like to think that Pinball FX3 is an endless ocean of replayability!
Pinball FX3 will replace Zen Pinball 2 as Zen Studios’ supported pinball platform on PS4.
Answering some questions, Zen’s Mel Kirk revealed that the 3D feature will not be supported in FX3 due to “a serious lack of support for 3D by TV manufacturers.” Furthermore, FX3 won’t support PlayStation VR, but “this could change in the future, and we may be able to find a way to allow PFX2 VR purchases to migrate to FX3 when/if VR support is added.”
[Source: PlayStation Blog]