Pinball FX will arrive in March 2022 to PC Early Access
Published: October 19, 2021
Hello Pinball Fans!
If you have not checked out The Pinball Show Episode 8 then you can do it right now if you click on the above video!
In this episode, we discussed the state of our anticipated pinball platform: Pinball FX.
Pinball FX will be arriving in March 2022 into PC Early Access on the Epic Games Store with a goal of a full official release for PC and consoles later that summer. But good news, we have added two new platforms to the existing PS5, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch, and PC Epic Games Store line up — Pinball FX will arrive to PS4 and Xbox One with the official launch!
We have many new components & features that rely on heavy network services, so we elected to mitigate the risk of doing a huge launch in a live environment first. We will also be able to test features like Pinball Royale, the in-game store, clans, and tournaments. This is where you come in. Early Access allows us to listen to the pinball experts in our community from the start. With your help, the game can release the best it can be and can represent the hobby of pinball worthy to the world.
But what can you play in the new Pinball FX when you get to log in for the first time?
Pinball Royale, our new battle royale-style multiplayer mode will be accessible for everyone from day one. It is a really fun mode to work on – our QA multiplayer sessions always end up heated! We hope you’ll get just as much enjoyment battling other silver ball addicts online as we do.
Three brand new Zen Originals will arrive into Early Access – Curse of the Mummy, Pinball Noir and Sky Pirates: Treasures of the Clouds. All three have been created in Unreal Engine 4 and they look the part with enhanced visuals. We are introducing a new HD Display technology with these tables that will replace the dot-matrix display and let us play animations and video to further enhance the digital pinball experience.
Zen and Williams classics will also join the new platform – with all the visual upgrades the new engine can offer! You’ll be able to play many of them at launch – all of them with the latest Pro Physics.
We would like to thank everyone for being patient with us. Pinball FX will be a massive game with much content – and it takes time to do it right. We hope you will be excited to jump in once it’s ready!