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Pinball Arcade Dev Explains Why Their Game May Not Appear on XBox One

Dead Pixel Live talked to Bobby King, VP of Product Development at Farsight Studios about their multiplatform title, The Pinball Arcade. During the forty minute long interview, we discuss everything from the possibility of a 'pinball construction set' to the likelyhood of a Metallica table, to the tangled web of licensing agreements. He also tells us about the difficulties a small studio can face when releasing a title through Microsoft's hurdles for the Xbox 360. And how the XBox One's as yet unknown publishing policies for smaller devs may make development unfeasable compared to the less cumbersome paths of the Sony Playstation, Ouya and mobile platforms.

Mr. King lets us in on some of the enhancements that are coming for the next gen platform versions of The Pinball Arcade, including the PS4 and Wii U, the next batch of table releases and why an Xbox One version may not happen at all.

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sigfredod1041d ago

I remember playing the T2 pinball, good times

mrmancs1041d ago

Can't wait too get this for my ps4 it looks staggering in detail.

thomasmiller1041d ago

once again Xbox Looses out! the wii u in trouble? don't think so, when will the trolls open their eyes and finally see the truth? http://mynintendonews.com/2... SEE? this is just one of the many examples in UK, the pikmin 3 sales in japan, yeah, sorry trolls if you are looking for a console loser, it's the x box one, PS4 AND THE WII U are the only two machines that are going to last in the next gen war.

Electric-flamingo1041d ago

Lol lol , kid relax. It's a pinball game. Catch your breath.

thomasmiller1041d ago

yeah and talk about all the other indie games, that micro soft keeps losing out too, hey pal you know what they say, denial is always the first stage!! you better catch your breath, micro soft is in big trouble!! deny it all you want, nintendo is turning this around, not so much for micro soft and by the way bill gates, like the user name!!

kenmid1041d ago (Edited 1041d ago )

@thomasmiller
lol, you bring up Nintendo 3ds numbers, yet an 8yr(xbox) old console is outselling the supposedly nexgen console of Nintendo

thomasmiller1041d ago

yeah xbox cannot beat a hand held!! how pathetic is that?? how was that one sparky? and wait until you see the wii u crush the xbox one!!

nukeitall1041d ago

@thomasmiller:

"yeah xbox cannot beat a hand held!! how pathetic is that??"

Then I fear for consoles, because no other console beat the Xbox 360, let alone 3DS!

I'm sorry, but your comments (all of them) reeks of trolling and immaturity.

kenmid1041d ago

@thomasmiller
Get back to me when the Wii U outsells the current 360. Nintendo should even worried about out selling a next gen console when they can't even outsell the current one. And by the way I hope a handheld that was released 2 yrs. ago would outsell a console released 8 yrs ago.

Gamer6661041d ago

It sounds more like an issue with the publisher they chose then it is with MS...

Why isn't anyone bad mouthing Cave for not paying Far Sight? To me that is the real crime.

I don't like that MS has these requirements. But, I think it plays a role in protecting consumers when independent studios go bankrupt as they often do. I have bought every arcade game on 360 since the start, and today, I can still download all except for a couple of them. Given that over 30 of the devt studios associated with these games have gone under, I think that is really good that MS retains the ability to distribute the content for consumers that purchased it and it still works after multiple 360 updates.

nunley331041d ago

I have bought every xbla game released on 360 since the start LMAO ok. I not gonna be mad at ms really if they don't wanna put their game on xbox.I got the game on PS3 through plus and i enjoy it.