Quoted from wayout440:
If we could have anything near what WMS puts in slot machines these days it would be tremendous. Transmissive LCDs on the tables, for example. Imagine the upper clear layer of a transmissive LCD mapping specific shot vectors on the table. Inserts are no longer individual pieces, but displayed instead as graphics. You wouldn't need to take your eyes off the table to look up at mini modes on an LCD backbox or DMD, it would all happen right on the playfield.
OLED buttons can be made into OLED targets. The durable tech is already there in our local casinos. Targets could evolve on the fly, show completed hits, display video graphics. The whole game could be made wild with color. With flexible OLEDs, even ramps could be made to display video graphics.
I'm extremely surprised nobody has eliminated the backbox yet. I know some would scream in opposition, but what is the point anymore? A cab has no reason being much bigger than a PF anymore, I'm sure it can be done and not look cheap either. I hate moving pins so much, that the thought of a 80 lbs easy to move game is very appealing to me. If you're going to start innovating, that is the first place to do it. Glad HWY did some of that with their design. I'm sure ops would love that too.