OK just a Curiosity no pole required. I have wondered with Several companies now competing for market share and increased secrecy (till "Pinside" gets wind lol) regarding future plans What would these manufacturers do if they found out one of the other guys was doing the Same title?? I can assume from concept to production must take Many months, crazy amounts of cash, and a ton of labor till it sees market. If say Stern was 3 months into design etc on a game and found out say Spooky (enter name doesn't matter) was doing the same would they Ramp up and blast it out to gamble on them backing down or would they pull the reigns back and say we're to late and not worth the gamble on lost market share if they hit it out of the park? We are talking serious cash for these projects and for many companies they only get 1 Maybe 2 swings at market per year. This curiosity hit me after watching a documentary on the toy manufacturers back in the day that would even pay spies to find out what the Other company was doing to beat them to market with a comparable product with hopes to overturn their ship. Barbie (Mattel I believe) was notorious for this. Not that I collect Barbies...There Not Mine! Just a curiosity put to post.