Pinball FX3 will feature multiplatform cross-play support. This means that those with the PS4 and Steam versions of the game will be able to play together. Likewise, the Xbox One, Steam, and Windows 10 versions will all be compatible as well.
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Zen Studios, the developer of popular series Pinball FX and Zen Pinball, has announced its upcoming proper next-gen (well, now current-gen) platform with Pinball FX3.
UPDATE 19/04/2016 5.56pm Zen Studios has released a trailer showing how its Alien: Isolation table looks in action.
Zen Pinball is bringing its acclaimed franchise to Oculus Rift on 28th March with Pinball FX2 VR.
Star Wars Pinball developer Zen Studios is launching a couple of new tables next week to commemorate the release of The Force Awakens.
Zen Studios has unveiled an Ant-Man cabinet as the latest add-on for its virtual pinball catalogue that includes Zen Pinball 2, Pinball FX2 and Marvel Pinball.
Portal's world and characters will soon appear in Zen Studios' pinball games.
Chell, GLaDOS, Wheatley plus robot ATLAS and P-Body appear in a special Portal-themed table for Zen Pinball 2 on PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita and Wii U, as well as Pinball FX2 on PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
The new pack launches during the week of 25th May, priced £2.49. Mobile platforms also get the add-on, priced £1.49.
Star Wars Pinball developer Zen Studios has revealed its next table based on Star Wars Rebels.
Last night, Microsoft announced it was expanding its ID@Xbox self-publishing program to Windows 10, where numerous games will feature either cross-buy or cross-play capabilities with Xbox One.
UPDATE 13/10/14 2.20pm: Two South Park pinball tables will launch this week for Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2, developer Zen Studios has announced.
The Xbox One version of Pinball FX2 is now available to download, Microsoft has announced.
Contrary to earlier reports, Pinball FX2 on Xbox One will allow users to import tables from the Xbox 360 game into this latest 1080p, 60fps version.
The Xbox One version of Pinball FX2 launches on Thursday 31st July, developer Zen Studios has announced.
"Nearly" the entire library of existing Pinball FX2 tables will also be available on that day, including all Star Wars and Marvel content released to date.
But, disappointingly, there's no option to import the tables you've already bought for the game's Xbox 360 version.
The first season of Telltale's The Walking Dead has been converted into a new table for Zen Studios' pinball games.
Zen Studios has announced three of its games will be ported to next-gen consoles.
Popular pinball game, Pinball FX2, is coming to Steam on 10th May, developer Zen Studios has announced.
When I was a kid, I used to hang around the local arcades an awful lot, and pinball was what the men played. The machines were fascinating, but unapproachable for an eight-year-old: too big and constantly surrounded by chain-smoking malcontents. Every so often there would be the scary shunt noise, great big bangs snapping you out of a virtual reverie. Sometimes there'd be no-one around, though, and then I'd stare at the flashing lights and gaudy art, wondering if I should put one of my precious 20ps in. But Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles always won out.
So the first pinball game I ever played was Sonic Spinball and, though I've obviously been on real machines since, pinball has always been a video game for me - and as I became fascinated by its history and heritage, ironically enough, even more so. But while titles like Pinball Hall of Fame: Williams Collection encapsulate this, there's also a purely virtual strain of pinball games that do things that couldn't be done with a physical machine. And Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is one of the best, probably the best, I've ever played. Not just that, it also manages to capture everything I love about Star Wars better than any other game has in years.
Star Wars is a cultural touch point that's become an all-encompassing children's brand, and along the way alienated grumpy sods like me who think the original trilogy is where it begins and ends. If you're nodding in agreement, this is an essential purchase. The Empire Strikes Back table is a brilliant distillation of Star Wars' finest moment, absolutely jammed with voice samples and table mechanics that evoke the movie, its scoring system both intricate and deeply bound to the aesthetics.
Zen Studios, the developer best known for its Zen Pinball series, is releasing a set of three Star Wars tables on 27th February on PSN, Xbox Live, iOS, Mac, and Google Play. This first pack of Star Wars tables (yes, there is another) will include stages based on The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and The Clone Wars.
Zen Pinball 2 launches on PlayStation 3 and PS Vta on 4th September 2012, developer Zen Studios has announced.
That's a Tuesday, when games go live on the US PlayStation Store. Fingers crossed it goes live in Europe a day later, on Wednesday 5th September, when our PlayStation Store updates.
Zen Pinball 2 has some cross-platform functionality, such as shared global leadervoards, online friend challenges and tournaments. The pinball simulation launches with 26 tables. Any Zen Pinball 2 purchase gets you both the PS3 and Vita versions of the game at no additional charge.
Four Avengers themed tables will release for Pinball FX2 and Marvel Pinball, Zen Studios has announced.
The tables, based on Marvel Comics' storylines World War Hulk, Fear Itself and The Infinity Guantlet, as well as the upcoming Avengers movie, launch as a DLC collection called Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles.
It's due out this spring for Pinball FX2 on Xbox Live Arcade and Marvel Pinball on PlayStation Network. It goes live as a standalone download for PlayStation Vita.
When Microsoft released its chart of the best-selling Xbox Live Arcade titles of 2011, the occupant of the top slot may have raised a few eyebrows. Rather than a critically acclaimed and widely discussed hit such as Bastion or From Dust, the number one game of the year was a pinball game. A pinball game from 2010, no less.
More people logged on to Xbox Live to play Call of Duty: Black Ops during 2011 than any other game, Microsoft has revealed.
Pinball FX developer Zen Studios has rejected Sony's claim that Microsoft's Xbox 360 content policy is an attempt to "protect inferior technology".
Pinball FX developer Zen Studios has jumped to Microsoft's defence after Super Meat Boy maker Team Meat savaged the Xbox 360 manufacturer.
Xbox Live Arcade hit Pinball FX 2 gets a new table next week, developer ZEN Studios has announced.
Marvel Pinball has just been confirmed for release on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.
One day publishers will all collectively bang their heads together and figure out what they ought to be charging for downloadable games - and by extension, downloadable content.
On the one hand, you've got the likes of Rockstar effectively slinging out an excellent Red Dead Redemption sequel for a mere 800 Microsoft Points (roughly £6.80), while on the other, you've got Konami putting out a wearisome PSP port of GTi Club Supermini Festa for £23.99.
And then, of course, you've got the whole pricing model of on-demand games, which invariably end up costing far more than you'd be able to pick them up in the shop - with none of the benefits of being able to lend them to mates or trade them in at a later date. Right now, it seems like many publishers simply haven't got a clue, while others, like Rockstar and Zen Studios - the makers of the marvellous Pinball FX 2 - show how it should be done.
Balls of steel.