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Here’s something you didn’t expect to learn today: Insomniac Games was working on a pinball game. Entitled 1080Pinball (geddit?) the game was in development while the studio was adding the final touches to Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction and Resistance 2.

The game was designed to be the “most realistic simulation of pinball ever”, complete with material physics and visuals running at 60FPS in 1080p. Insomniac also revealed that the title was set to include a “Gran Turismo level of progression” to encourage as much replay value as possible. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Sadly the project got cancelled, but there’s a bunch of concept art on Insomniac’s Facebook page for you to peruse.