Developer FarSight Studios have done a marvelous job of recreating dozens of classic real-world pinball tables in their Pinball Arcade [$0.99 / Free] game since early 2012. Now, according to an interview with the BBC (via Polygon), the studio is looking to create their own original pinball tables.
FarSight's vice president of product development Bobby King tells the publication that they've been in talks with "some of the famous pinball designers from the past" about developing these original tables. One of the key factors in this is that developing a table from scratch for a digital game is much less expensive than building a physical version. If they can create original tables that prove popular and fun in their Pinball Arcade game, then it could even make sense to create an actual physical version of those tables.
There's nothing like having a collection of all-time classic pinball tables in your pocket with Pinball Arcade, but it's interesting to think about what famed pinball table designers could do with brand new original table creations. As King says, "Those cost considerations [of the past] are irrelevant when machines are designed only to be built in the virtual world, so imagine what these guys could do if they were given carte blanche." It's an interesting prospect, and we'll be keeping an eye out for any more news from FarSight about them creating their own original pinball tables.