Let me start off by saying: THIS IS JUST ME SPECULATING OUT LOUD HERE. Also, I do NOT HAVE INSIDER INFORMATION here.. no-one from TPF has told me anything about this. I am just starting to connect some dots and I think I have enough evidence now to make a prediction.
Before, I thought that the odds were likely that PPS would announce AFM-R at the 2014 Pinball Expo. I was wrong. Delays pushed the project back, and even if such a thing existed revealing it before machines had shipped would be bad form... a PR error. So at that point I began to predict that AFM-R would be announced at TPF 2015, a prediction that I am now substantially upgrading.
And the official souvenir coin...
And the T-Shirt....
Now... that's pretty obvious that the show is themed around AFM, but one point is that the theme has been around other pinball machines in the past, like in 2013, and of course there was no remake then.
That brings me to the big jalopy.
Quoted from Ed_in_Texas:
400 GAMES! As of this morning we have 400 games registered to be at the 2015 Texas Pinball Festival! 363 pins and 37 vids. Yes, there are only 357 pins showing on the list, but only because 6 are surprise games to be unveiled at TPF
Wait a second... did he just say 6 Surprise games??? Yes, he did.
Ok, so now we know that we have a AFM themed show, and 6 "mystery machines" coming which cannot be revealed until the day of the TPF! So what are the 6 machines?
My guess is that at least 2 of them are in fact: AFM-R and PPS is going to shock everyone by not only announcing the game, but showing a completed version that begins shipping shortly...
What do you think?