Quoted from Khabbi:
Fathom is just THAT GOOD and my machine is ultra dialed in. I haven't found another Fathom that plays as good as mine so letting it go would be very hard.
Exactly. I had a CPR playfield at one point, but I swapped it for a nice Abra Ca Dabra. A few years later I had the opportunity to play the game that playfield ended up in, and it just didn’t feel right. I’m probably biased, but I’m happy with my lightly worn original playfield. And how are they going to reproduce that early Bally flipper feel? It’s definitely something unique.
[EDIT: the answer was in the interview:
“Underneath the playfield we have designed and manufactured recreations of the original mechs, along with adding in some new components from our existing catalogue”]