- Aug 12, 2012
Pinball FX goes Epic Exclusive.
Welp, see you guys next year.
Welp, see you guys next year.
They still did not directly address the new business model.
With that said, there may be some optimism in that they mentioned "bundles" and would try to lessen the blow of PFX3 tables not carrying over through how they offer "legacy" tables. Maybe that means at minimum they will sell us PFX releases alongside any other table acquisition structure (i.e., subscription model) that they put in place. We'll see.
It could be a risky business model to abandon their Steam customers, but we will see.
I could care less what platform I buy a game on since I already buy games from both Steam, Origin, Uplay and Epic. But my main issue here is having to rebuy all the old tables again.
Maybe I will only buy new tables, depends on what is improved on the old tables and the price.
Will all old bugs be fixed on the Williams tables?.... doubt it.
My interest in Zen and Pinball FX has decreased a lot recently because of the lack of new table packs and bug fixes, so maybe I will just forget about it before it releases lol.
lmao, after that shoutout to you in that video, Pinballwiz45b disappears from the PFX scene.
For me and others, that wouldn't lessen the blow but instead would put the nail in the coffin. I'd skip PFX altogether unless I had full ownership of my tables somehow.Sounds like a subscription or freemium (like mobile) model could be used to "lessen the blow."
New Pinball FX will NOT support VR.
For me and others, that wouldn't lessen the blow but instead would put the nail in the coffin. I'd skip PFX altogether unless I had full ownership of my tables somehow.
Eh, that's an incomplete summary of their take on VR. The host simply confirmed that automatic support isn't happening, and that VR isn't supported at launch. He still sounded positive about the future, and also said that the team had to look out for feature-creep in general that could throw off their launch plans if they juggle adding too many things at once.
Wow, that's quite the ratings dip
No kidding, but this had to be expected. There wasn't really a single announcement in this episode that could be considered current customer friendly. And it gets to live on in Youtube land... I'm beginning to wonder if Zen is being guided by hubris at this point.
Had this been announced via a regular old press release (published by Embracer Group) there wouldn't have been quite as much fallout.
And don't forget, they had the cheeky nerve of "hyping" up this episode on the Steam forums!
I mean: https://steamcommunity.com/app/442120/discussions/0/3096760955445941178/
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What a great idea: let's announce a stream on Steam, so that Steam users can get the news in first hand that we are taking the game somewhere else.