The Pinball Arcade in development for PS4

Friday, 15th March 2013 14:54 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Pinball Arcade is in development for PS4, it has been announced. According to a development post over on the PS Blog, the team is “adding rendering tech for per pixel ray casting, area lights/shadows, point lights and screen space ambient occlusion,” to the game on the new console. The physics and gameplay on all of the DLC tables released will also be updated, and the team is “very confident” it can add these features on PS4 and maintain 60 fps.



  1. Dragon246

    PS4 games coming thick and fast. It certainly wont suffer from the anemic launch of WiiU. Constant stream of games looks confirmed now.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Yeah, Sony246, Pinball Arcade is a killer app. Such a fantastic “constant stream of games”. Nintendo probably is crying right now.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dragon246

    ^ *Yawn*
    Anything else to say?
    Btw I never knew Pinball Arcade is a killer app. Guess it looks awesome in 12121*3123321 resolution with nVidia 2322gtxxx and Intel i3121 processor with PhysiXXXX enabled.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Lengendaryboss

    @2 I don’t recall him/her saying it is a killer app, just mentioned the amount of PS4 games being announced. why should nintendo be crying their handheld success in Japan is beyond amazing.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @4, I was being sarcastic to him about “killer app”.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Ge0force

    I’m actually a huge fan of Pinball Arcade. I really loved those tables in the arcades when I was a kid, and it’s fantastic to play them again on my PS3/Vita.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    @5 Damn my sarcasm radar has not been working lately.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. OlderGamer

    Do you have a Sony tatoo somewhere on your body Dragon? lol.

    The WiiU had a good and solid launch line up. And the system sold 500,000 units more then Wii did at launch. It is the post launch where the trouble begain. Psst, don’t be shocked if both MS and Sony don’t also have post launch troubles. Like the 3DS and Vita also did. Sure steady flows of new games help. But a prhibitive price points kills. 3DS needed a price reduction and it took off. Vita also needs a price cut(got one for JPN – and took off in jpn). WiiU needs a price cut too.

    Don’t know about you man, but I notice a pattern.

    The systems sell to enthusists. Then hit a proverbial brick wall. Once deeper games libries and lower prices come out, the systems start moving again. But without a steady flow of system sales, often times games stop coming, get pushed back or even dev/pub support gets pulled altogether. Kind of a catch 22.

    Look at Rayman for WiiU, a great looking game. It sold me on the system. Now because the install base is at a stand still UBI feels more money can be made on PS360 systems, so they postponed WiiUs version(no doubt hoping for an increase in user base) and took the game multiplat. Vita lost games and pubs pulled support.

    Why do you only see one slanted version of things…constantly. Esp when the word Sony is involved? PS4 is looking nice. I am interested, more so at this point then I am with XBNXT. However, this announcment doesn’t have any great significance. This isn’t even a Zen Pinball game.

    And how does a pinball game ensure there will be a constant flow of PS4 games? What happens if after the inital rush of PS4 launch sales, the new system stalls too? Will pubs rethink their strategies? Will they hang on to project launches? Pull games? They did with Vita. Will devs/pubs decide that moving away from PS360 platforms isn’t worth it right now?

    In truth it is too early to make any types of bold sweeping statements. Best to take a wait and see approach. But you constant dig at anything non Sony has gotten rather stale at this point. You can love Sony, sleep in Sony PJs, wipe with Sony ingramed Toilet Paper if ya like. But if you would drop the slant once in awhile, many of us would think more of your posts.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Clupula

    I’m actually a bit underwhelmed by this announcement, but then again, I was always underwhelmed by the experience of real life pinball.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. OlderGamer

    I really enjoy the Zen Pinball games. I own em on xb360 and PS3, and will be grabbing them for WiiU next week. I am sure this franchise is good. Nothing wrong with it, so it seems. But I doubt it is an indication of much of anything.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Clupula

    I dunno. My first thought upon seeing this was that a pinball title seems like the type of thing that gets quietly released alongside the actual titles people really want to play.

    I’m old enough that I remember when arcades had several pinball machines to choose from and I always opted, instead, to play the videogames.

    In fact, I even remember when they tried some sort of hybrid thing with Pac-Man and I didn’t like that either, as a kid.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Dragon246

    I remember someone saying “JAPAN is NINTYLAND”. Look at the recent chart to correct your erroneous facts. Sony platforms have more than 50% of hardware sales and top 20 has 75% of games on Sony platform.
    That is why Ninty fans are useless in terms of predictions.

    Oh, now some facts-
    1. WiiU in Feb
    2. WiiU in Jan
    So sales wise, its performing worst than ANY current gen platforms ever.
    3.Its losing 3rd party support
    And games for it die-

    But ninty fans sure see everything fine and dandy. Fine with me.
    Btw, show me where I said WiiU will fail. I think it will still sell well (Pachter predictions are stop on in that regard imo, 30-50 million units), but 3rd place is fixed for it.
    “In truth it is too early to make any types of bold sweeping statements.”
    Says someone who thinks Sony is the first one out of console biz, Japan is ninty domination (completely bogus).
    And not to forget “Nentendo is the only games company”. Right…

    Come back when you have some solid facts, not “I think”.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Da Man

    This is amazing. Unlike the lame, anti-hardcore Pinball on Xbox/Xbox360 this looks very promising for my SONY® PLAYSTATION4® or VITA®.

    Pinball on xbox is casual and ludictrous, pinball on SONY® is fantastic and hardcore.

    I hope they add some motion controller support. Motion controller for SONY® is unlike the casual Kinect.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Lengendaryboss

    @12 That is true dedication to defending Sony, which is something i admire, but i think your fanboyness is slightly extreme and might have made you biased. But i believe Sony and Nintendo do very well in their homeland. But The PS Vita and Wii U have already been called flops, they are in the same boat. But there are Killer apps coming out for it like Tearaway, Soul Sacrifice and Killzone Mercenary for PS Vita and for Wii U there are Various killer apps like Pikmin, Mario and Monster Hunter Ultimate.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. OlderGamer

    “@12 That is true dedication to defending Sony, which is something i admire, but i think your fanboyness is slightly extreme and might have made you biased.”

    Crazy innit?

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Imperius

    @13 I smell a troll

    @14 I owned/own a PC, iPhone 4S, Atari, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, N64, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advanced, Playstation, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, PS Vita, Xbox, Xbox 360, and soon I’ll own a PS4, a Next Box, and Upgrade my PC. (All bought at launch)

    You’ll notice a few missing due to lack of hardware or bad hardware. Gamecube, Wii, Wii U, PSP (One Joystick?), Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS (Oh the old wii trick add a gimmick sell it new)

    That said I don’t hate Nintendo but I do want them to fail. I want their games on the big boys hardware. They make good games not good hardware. I can’t keep playing shit that looks like its from 1992…

    I’m not a fan boy of any one company. I play games to play them. I want my games to look better every few years not lag behind and look better every 10.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Da Man

    I smell butthurt..

    Also smell a 10 word internet hardcore vocabulary.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Dragon246

    Oh sure, Vita and WiiU are surely in the same boat, I never said otherwise now, did I. Unfortunately, see ninty fans comments on Vita page, it was supposedly dead for months now, yet WiiU is alive and kicking.
    I have a bit of history with these ninty folks here, you would not know that. Just see those remarks I mentioned in my comment. They consist of people saying WiiU will be sold out 6 months before release, and now keeping their mouths shut. It took one WiiU comment to hurt their egos.
    Btw, I wonder what is biased there, facts are facts aren’t they. Correct me if I am wrong, but I always use reputable sources to bring across my point.
    And I don’t never make statements like them. About Japan, its an even split, sometimes Ninty wins, sometimes Sony. When I said this months ago, they were like “OH , YOU MADZ? “.
    And games only wont do for vita and wiiu, price cut + games are needed. I don’t think vita can emulate psp success in west and same for wiiu (in regards to wii- 12 million ltd) in japan.

    Keep your tattoo safe. If you have any counter arguments, I am willing to hear.
    If you have any that is.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Lengendaryboss

    @16 Wow a lot former/current devices. I agree Nintendo do make very good games as for their hardware it just lacks the Third party support and i personally see the hardware they make now is just not for me (Plus my family is strongly associated with PlayStation).

    #19 2 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    “Correct me if I am wrong,”

    Sorry my friend, I just don’t have that much time ;)

    And why do you feel the need to label people so much? Just because someone owns a PS3 along side a xb360 and a wii/wiiu doesn’t a Sony Guy make them. Infact if they own them all, i would say it makes them a well rounded gamer.

    Power hint:

    I own all of the systems. All of them. Even most of the retro systems. That doesn’t make me a Ninty Guy anymore then a Sega or Atari or MS or Sony Guy. I am just a gamer.

    I am not the one with the agenda.

    Your serve. But really I have to run, I need to take my wife to DRs. She is running a fever today.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dragon246

    “I am not the one with the agenda.”
    Says the guy who responded to something that was a statement on sales with this-
    “Do you have a Sony tatoo somewhere on your body Dragon? lol.”
    And remember putting MK sales figures on GT sales page? Or pasting every SONY®(thanks DM) article with junk rating link. Yup that was you , a person with no agenda.

    Sorry OG, I know you have enough time. You will 2-3 more walls of text somewhere else on the site, but not here since you have got nothing to counter.
    And everything I said there was based on facts, and predictions are clearly labels as that and are ones that are supported by biggest industry analysts.

    Now before your friends jump on, I am out. I hate this personalized debates on companies.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Lengendaryboss

    @17 LOL :)
    @18 Ok fair enough, but do you always go out of your way to back up your statements with “reputable sources” and don’t you think highlighting Wii U’s Misfortunes and defending Sony can attract the Nintendo folks/Fans?

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Dragon246

    I never would have linked those articles if someone hasn’t personally insulted me. But they are true nonetheless, and I never say something without proof, hence those sources.Maybe because I am a physics guy ;)
    They are companies for Gods sake, why does these people make it personal. We could have discussed this properly, but nope…
    And now that I responded to him, I am worried some even more foulmouthed people will arrive here in a few moments. Just listen to them.

    And btw, people here are way worse than me about WiiU, comparing to GC and Dreamcast. Yet these ninty fans wont point out that. As I said, it may be due to history.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Imperius

    @#17 here is some food sir :) not mad just pointing out the obvious so I can be called Captain.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Joe Musashi

    #17 “I smell butthurt..

    Also smell a 10 word internet hardcore vocabulary.

    There’s 10 unique words in that comment.


    #25 2 years ago
  26. Djoenz

    Im curious do you veteran vg247 members usually comment about the article itself or more about the people tht comment? Its always interesting to see projects for the nextgen console, so far Im not tht impressed though. Meh I usually buy consoles way overdue anyway. Its cheaper tht way and sometimes useful. Slim version ftw.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Da Man

    #24 As I said, you should try improving your vocabulary (if not visit a psychologist).

    There’s more to the world than internet, ‘trolls’, ‘fanboys’ and ‘haters’, good sir 12 years old.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Djoenz

    @Da Man
    You make absolutely no sense.
    Sarcasme is not witty. A lot of trolls like to think tht.
    Then you get called out and you reply in the most retarded way ever.

    Dude -__-

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Da Man

    Who said it was sarcasm??

    Do you as well call people ‘haters’ when they step on your toes?

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Djoenz

    Your first comment @13 wasnt sarcasme?
    Arent they the same game just on two different platforms?

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Da Man

    Why do you arseholes constantly answer with a question?

    No, it was mockery..

    #31 2 years ago

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