Insomniac Reveals Cancelled Pinball Game
[Update]: It looks like Zen Studios, creators of Zen Pinball, may be in talks with Insomniac Games about resurrecting the project.
The studio commented over Twitter, "Well, let's talk then! :-D RT @zen_studios: @insomniacgames We would LOVE to talk about it :D"
Insomniac is known for platformers and shooters, but the company had begun work on a pinball simulation game tentatively titled 1080Pinball. Today, the company revealed a bit more about this cancelled project.
On its Facebook page, Insomniac showed an image of the game, which was in development in 2007 before being scuttled. The Facebook post says the game was "a downloadable game, and was intended to be the most realistic pinball simulation ever (including simulating weight of ball, gravity, and friction of table surface, as well as accurately modeling the 'kick bumpers'), running in 1080p and 60 fps."
The game was also to feature original tables "influenced by some of the greatest pinball tables ever made" and a "Gran Turismo" levels of career progression.
In light of what Zen Studios has done with the PinballFX series, perhaps it was a mistake to cancel this project?