The lights are on
Good news, silverball fans. Zen Studios and Microsoft have worked it out so that all of your previously purchased Pinball FX2 tables will make the jump to Xbox One.
Even better, you’ll be able to transfer the tables in when the title launches. Unfortunately, as the game was set to release on Thursday, July 31, the time table is necessarily shifted to make the changes for cross-platform content.
"We’re really excited to be able to offer this to our fans," a Zen Studios representative told us via email. "As you may know, Pinball FX2 for Xbox One began in 2013 and there were limitations at that time preventing us from offering this type of transfer feature. Things have been changing on the platform very quickly, and this feature was suddenly possible – literally at the same time we made our launch date announcement. The past weeks have really been a joint effort between the Zen team and Microsoft to not only ensure that the technology was in place, but also to make it as easy and intuitive as it could be for Pinball FX2 players. We can’t really go into the specifics too much yet of how table transfers will work since we’re still polishing the process, but we’ll let players know soon how to get their tables into the new version of the game."
You can expect the Xbox One version of Pinball FX2 some time in August. In the meantime, you can keep playing on Xbox 360 (and purchase any new content, like the Guardians of the Galaxy-themed table coming this week) knowing that your purchase will be good when the new version is released.
Our TakeThis was the right move for Zen Studios, Microsoft, and the customers. I’m glad to see that the parties were able to work together to make this happen, and it's clear that there was effort involved from both to do this right. The delay is well worth it for this.