Pinball FX 2 VR (2016), the VR pinball simulator, is getting a host of new tables in a paid DLC pack, brought over from its flatscreen sequel, Pinball FX 3 (2017). Tables based on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Jaws (1975) and Back to the Future (1985) first became available on the Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, and Gear VR back in May, and are now available through the PSVR and SteamVR (Vive) versions of the game.

Update (6/26/18): Pinball FX2 VR owners on any platform can now access the new ‘Universal Classics’ DLC, priced at $20 on tethered headsets, which brings three new tables based on iconic movies from the ’70s and ’80s. The title, and the new DLC, is now available on Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, Gear VR, PSVR, and SteamVR (supporting Vive and Rift). Prior DLC packs for the game offer up an additional six tables, over the base game’s three original tables.

The SteamVR version of the game is currently on sale for $6, a 60% discount over the usual $15 price, and the prior DLC packs are on sale at the same discount.

Original Article (5/15/18): The tables, licensed by Universal, come along with immersive environments including the forest behind Elliot’s house (E.T.), a beach villa looking out to an Amity Island sunset (Jaws), and Hill Valley’s historic town square (Back to the Future).

A few other goodies await too, says developer Zen Studios, including “a curious E.T. peeking at your table to see how you’re doing, a shark fin circling around your Jaws table, and the classic DeLorean flashing across the Back to the Future table.”

“Everyone seemed to really love what we did with the non-VR version of Universal Classics Pinball (we’re especially flattered by the 90 on Metacritic for the Xbox One version). The Pinball FX2 VR version features every bit of film-adapting gameplay that resonated so well with critics and fans alike, from E.T. collecting candy in a cornfield to Marty McFly showcasing his skills at arcade shooting and players braving the open waters in a shark cage for an exciting multi-ball mode.”

Turtle Beach Expands into VR Accessories with Quest 2 Charging Dock for Headset & Controllers

There’s no word yet when/if either the Steam version, which supports both Rift and Vive, or the PSVR version, will get the update. [See update above]

This article may contain affiliate links. If you click an affiliate link and buy a product we may receive a small commission which helps support the publication. See here for more information.

  • Bryan Ischo

    I really like Pinball FX2 VR and have been waiting for new tables for a long time. I’m going to assume that the SteamVR version will get the tables since Zen has always been pretty good about not doing platform lock-ins for previous versions of FX2 VR.

  • lio

    Oh wow! This is great news

    I was certain we would never see more Pinball FX 2 VR tables… certainly not as a free update! What a surprise!

  • HybridEnergy

    “There’s no word yet when/if either the Steam version, which supports both Rift and Vive, or the PSVR version, will get the update.”

    WTF why?! that’s where everyone plays VR games.

  • HybridEnergy

    Awesome! this was one of those surprises in VR for me how well it works. didn’t expect to just be able to feel like I’m at the table.

  • Rick Moore

    I can’t find the new tables on steam :(

    • Walextheone

      Maby I’m remembering it wrong, but didn’t you buy new tables from inside the game?

    • Bub&Bob

      Somewhat bizarrely, the Universal Classics DLC for PFX2VR is listed on its own Steam Store page but doesn’t yet feature in the list of said game’s DLC.

      Not that it surprises me given that Zen Studios still haven’t fixed the DLC listing issues for some of PFX3’s tables…

      • Rick Moore

        OK I had to search outside of VR. Naturally I never looked for it without VR ticked. They only have it as WINDOWS, no VR … So now I spend $20us to just hope it works maybe sorta kinda?

        • Rick Moore

          It would be nice if they categorised it correctly so people could find it/buy it

  • davidonabus

    I have a hard time playing these without the original music. Williams’ score were just as much responsible for the success as the whole rest of the movie.