Could this open the door for other original legacy themes, to be further continued?
Make them spicy and interesting enough for the newbs, but include a little nostalgia as an inside joke/acknowledgement for the veterans?
Elvira 3 is already a widely spread rumor.
High Speed 3?
Pin*Bot/BOP/J*B continued further (not including BOP2.0 in this)
I wonder if the IP rights legal maneuvering could work for Pat and Jack over at JJP; "Return to the Funhouse"?
On second thought, maybe this is dumb.
What I do miss though, is the self referential tidbits that used to be popular in machines. Picking up Pin*Bot in Taxi. The time machine mode in Junk Yard. Having the characters from Creech being jailed in JD. Those were great little easter eggs. If anything, maybe now designers can return to paying the little homages like they used to.
If anything, I think the (hopeful) success of BK3 will change the path of current trends in the industry. I'd say we're in the start, if not the middle of, the second/third/fourth "golden era" of pinball boys and girls. Hopefully it goes on at a sustainable pace so there isn't a crash like the last time.
Life is good!