Pinball Arcade Developer Diary Released

By Michelle Balsan, 5 years ago
The folks at FarSight Studios have made a name for themselves through the development of their pinball titles, specifically Pinball Hall of Fame The Williams Collection. Seeing as this has brought the studio praise and success, they've begun development on The Pinball Arcade, an XBLA pinball title.

FarSight has now released a developer diary detailing many of the elements that lead to the creation of their pinball games, from securing the rights for the tables (a multi-step process in and of itself) to the accurate recreation of the play mechanics and art of each game. They also assure us that they've secured rights for 90% of the top forty tables of all time, which is a pretty impressive feat!



The Pinball Arcade will be released in January on the Xbox LIVE Arcade. No price has yet been confirmed. For our previous coverage, head here.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.
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Andrzej81
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Posted on 27 December 11 at 16:18
thats nice but we already have pinball FX!!!!!
don't care much about classics.
Life is goooood ;)
Wackyboxer
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Posted on 27 December 11 at 16:24
Always up for a good game of pinball (even though I know I'll never get most of the achievements).

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Posted on 27 December 11 at 17:14
this game and any associated DLC goes immediately to the top of my purchase and play lists :) add me if you play Pinball FX2 for wizard score!
I am the batdan
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Posted on 27 December 11 at 17:24
Andrzej81 said:thats nice but we already have pinball FX!!!!!
don't care much about classics.
That's a bummer. I grew up playing these real life tables and while Pinball FX2 is awesome, these classics hold some special nostalgia for me.

Plus the ball physics on these is far more realistic as compared to the arcade-y feel in FX2. For a platform that has dozens of FPS, one would think that more pinball options would be welcome.
DisguisedMike
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Posted on 27 December 11 at 19:09
I will buy this game for sure. Playing on classic tables should be a lot of fun. I want the Batman: Dark Knight table.
blkalleykat
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Posted on 27 December 11 at 19:43
Geez 15 mins
HolyMoses81
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Posted on 27 December 11 at 19:58, Edited on 27 December 11 at 20:07 by HolyMoses81
I am the batdan said:Andrzej81 said:thats nice but we already have pinball FX!!!!!
don't care much about classics.
That's a bummer. I grew up playing these real life tables and while Pinball FX2 is awesome, these classics hold some special nostalgia for me.

Plus the ball physics on these is far more realistic as compared to the arcade-y feel in FX2. For a platform that has dozens of FPS, one would think that more pinball options would be welcome.
^This! FX2 (actually I only played FX1 as the physics were too unrealistic) was fun to play and had fun physics but was quite far away from real physics, so I can't wait for this!

I've often looked over to people havin' their FX-series/-tables a little jealous. Pinball:HoF was excellent, but... kinda over a some point! Seeing a "FarSight-Version of FX" coming soon brightens up my day! :)
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Posted on 27 December 11 at 20:25
I miss playing the pinball machines was always awesome toi play as a kid at the mall , skating rink and other places
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Posted on 27 December 11 at 22:29
Andrzej81 said:thats nice but we already have pinball FX!!!!!
don't care much about classics.
Williams pinball is totally different to pfx2, both great games but williams is more realistic and more of a simulation type game not to mention all the tables are actually real tables...But the more pinball games the better as far as i`m concerned wink
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Andrzej81
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Posted on 30 December 11 at 00:24
HolyMoses81 said:I am the batdan said:Andrzej81 said:thats nice but we already have pinball FX!!!!!
don't care much about classics.
That's a bummer. I grew up playing these real life tables and while Pinball FX2 is awesome, these classics hold some special nostalgia for me.

Plus the ball physics on these is far more realistic as compared to the arcade-y feel in FX2. For a platform that has dozens of FPS, one would think that more pinball options would be welcome.
^This! FX2 (actually I only played FX1 as the physics were too unrealistic) was fun to play and had fun physics but was quite far away from real physics, so I can't wait for this!

I've often looked over to people havin' their FX-series/-tables a little jealous. Pinball:HoF was excellent, but... kinda over a some point! Seeing a "FarSight-Version of FX" coming soon brightens up my day! :)
Well I agree on not realistic physics , pinball fx 2 kicks ass but it kills me sometimes the way the ball is moving across the table and I said I don't care about classics because I had all different tables on ps2 , psp, and on Pc so you guys can understand pinball fx was fresh with moving virtual objects across the tables and all kind of little things what made pinbal fx lovable not just by pinball veterans but also brought new audience to pinball games and thats cool . Anyway i said it wrong i still like old-school i would love to see dracula from williams or startrek next generations i spend countless hours on those in arcades not mentioning how much money i spent . I guess that's all
Life is goooood ;)
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Posted on 01 January 12 at 00:30
This is gonna be GREAT!!!
Good times!!!
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Posted on 01 January 12 at 01:32
Put it out for free. If the first round is free i'll give it a shot, if not i'll pass and stick with Pinball FX2.
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Posted on 02 January 12 at 19:12
blkalleykat said:Geez 15 minsG e e z
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