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Williams license acquired by Zen Studios

Postby cap » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:40 am

Now we know what happened to the license Farsight lost back in June.
thisweekinpinball.com reports the Williams/Bally pinball license was acquired by Zen Studios, the makers of Pinball FX3.
https://thisweekinpinball.com/williams- ... lable-now/
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Re: Williams license acquired by Zen Studios

Postby cait001 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:01 am

Coolio. I bought them all for Steam before the license expired. I barely ever touch digital pinball though, tbh. But I do love it as a resource to review the rules with a fine-tooth comb.
Happy to know that the classic tables will continue getting exposed to new generations.
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Re: Williams license acquired by Zen Studios

Postby Murphelman » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:05 am

This is interesting. I have all the tables on TPA as well. I am interested to see how the same tables play on each platform. I have always thought that TPA has always felt more realistic. Will be interesting to try them on ZEN.
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Re: Williams license acquired by Zen Studios

Postby Fifty » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:59 am

So in the end it all comes down to money. Zen's offer must have been pretty juicy.

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Re: Williams license acquired by Zen Studios

Postby Bagdad » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:06 pm

Malade! J'ai hâte de voir le rendering/lighting de leur table. L'engin de Zen est pas mal plus beau en général. Les graphiques de Pinball Arcade n'étaient vraiment pas au niveau des standards actuels, et leur UI était vraiment poche.
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