While the Xbox One version has quieted things a bit in communities such as this one, it seems worth mentioning that we've now gone a year since Farsight announced that they had secured a new publisher for the 360 version and had submitted all previously released content for re-certification by Microsoft.
Originally Posted by Farsight
How long have you been waiting to see this logo back on our newsletters? Xbox 360 fans of Pinball Arcade, IT IS HAPPENING! The transfer of publishing rights for the Xbox 360 version of Pinball Arcade has at last been granted to Alliance Digital Media by Microsoft. We have submitted all of the content and 360 users will soon be getting a massive title update containing all of the latest versions of the tables, all of the releases up to date, and all bug fixes. Once the title update is approved by Microsoft, we will be updating you on the release date when you can finally get your hands back on Pinball Arcade on your Xbox 360!
They sure work quick over there. I wonder how many of their Twilight Zone Kickstarter backers are still waiting just to enjoy their reward, nearly three years later?
I sure hope they're not holding their breath that this company is going to follow through, although I expect another announcement that amounts to "soon" will be forthcoming, that either repeats or contradicts this statement from a year ago. The Wii U build for example has and hasn't been submitted for certification, about three different times now. They can't even keep their own story straight.
Either they just can't seem to pull this all together for some unexplained reason, which seems less likely to ever be resolved with every passing day, or they're just leading the few remaining people on that actually want this, hoping it will be forgotten as we move forward with the XB1 and the PS4.
Either way, this is as good as cancelled in my opinion. And even if it appeared today, who would want to support it with its history, when support could just as quickly be withdrawn the moment there's another distraction?