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Zen Studios moving forward with Pinball FX3 Switch patch after all

Posted on March 14, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Towards the end of 2017, Zen Studios said that a patch would be created to improve Pinball FX3’s performance on Switch. It was intended to have the game running at 60 frames per second in handheld mode will increasing docked resolution to 1080p.

The situation changed earlier this month when Zen Studios noted that plans had been abandoned for the Switch patch. It was decided after determining that the team would need to “recreate every table from the bits to achieve this quality.”

We have good news to report today, as Zen Studios is returning to its original plan. The same patch that was initially coming before will be released after all and is targeted for the summer.

Zen Studios passed along the following statement:

The community has spoken, and as we pride ourselves in doing at Zen Studios, we are listening. Zen is happy to confirm that we will in fact release a patch to bring all Pinball FX3 content to 60 FPS in handheld mode on Nintendo Switch this summer. The time between now and then will be spent achieving 60 FPS in handheld mode and 1080p Full HD in docked mode for all 30+ tables in the library, plus testing and then publishing submissions to Nintendo.

In the meantime, we still proudly stand by the current Switch iteration of Pinball FX3, which currently boasts a very respectable 83 Metacritic rating, and we will continue to release exceptional content in the months to come.

As longtime followers of Zen well know, we have been one of the most community-friendly game developers for over a decade. We have focused on long-term relationships with players and have provided extra value, whether it was a brand-new pinball platform for free, free content imports or free DLC. We have always chosen to put players first.

I hope you all can take this commitment to improving an already great game as a sign that Zen Studios truly values the players that support us, and we will continue to support you for the long term.

Source: Zen Studios PR

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