The Pinball Arcade coming to PlayStation 4

By Steve Watts, Mar 18, 2013 5:40pm PDT

Not every game on the PlayStation 4 will be a big-budget blockbuster like Killzone or Infamous. FarSight Studios has announced one of the first planned PSN games for PS4: Pinball Arcade, updated with more figurative bells and whistles.

Although already available on current-gen systems, the PS4 version will include a number of graphical upgrades. A post on the PlayStation.Blog promises "per pixel ray casting, area lights/shadows, point lights and screen space ambient occlusion (which is a fancy way to say even more shadows)." That sounds like one heck of a pretty virtual pinball table.

The studio also mentioned that it will be updating the physics on all of the tables for the PlayStation 4 version. "We're very confident that we can add all of these features on the PS4 and maintain the smooth 60 fps that you need in a pinball game," the post says.

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