EA SPORTS to launch new TOUR video game in '15
EA SPORTS PGA TOUR King of the Course available now on mobile devices
June 10, 2014
- June 10, 2014
- EA SPORTS will launch a new PGA TOUR video game next spring and a new game for mobile devices. (EA SPORTS photo)
Video gamers will soon have a new golf game to play, as EA SPORTS announced this week that it will launch EA SPORTS PGA TOUR in the spring of 2015.
In addition, the company also unveiled its new game for mobile devices, EA SPORTS PGA TOUR King of the Course, a free-to-play game that is available now on the App Store and Google Play.
EA SPORTS PGA TOUR
The new title will feature gorgeously detailed real-world courses, as well as epic fantasy courses that offer not only new settings, but their own unique challenges. EA SPORTS PGA TOUR will launch on Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, in Spring 2015.
The game will be the first EA SPORTS title to utilize the power of the Frostbite 3 engine to render stunning courses and open up the golf experience like never before. With the ability to stream full environments, players will be able to play the ball as it lies no matter where it lands.
"Frostbite 3 is really the perfect piece of technology for us to use as we create EA SPORTS PGA TOUR," said Executive Producer Brent Nielsen. "There is no better engine out there for creating complex, lifelike environments, and it has allowed us to recreate some of the world's most beautiful courses, as well as create some new ideas of our own. Also, for the first time ever we're offering a game that's completely free of load times after you start your round, allowing you to move seamlessly from one green to the next tee without breaking immersion."
"The technology driving EA SPORTS PGA TOUR opens up so many new opportunities," said Denise Humphreys, PGA TOUR Senior Director of Partnerships. "Two of our favorite new features are the ability to play from hole to hole with no load time, plus having views of the entire course, allowing the gamer a more real-world experience."
This newfound freedom will come in handy not just for PGA TOUR courses fans know and love, but also in the new fantasy courses that will make their debut in EA SPORTS PGA TOUR. Why take two shots to get a ball around a beached battleship in the Battlefield Paracel Storm course when you can fire a ball right at the bow, bounce it off the deck and land on the green in one?
"One of my favorite things about the game is discovering new shortcuts and alternate routes to the hole on fantasy courses," Nielsen said.
"Players are encouraged to wander off the beaten path and find new roads to success. Now that the entire course is open at all times you are as free to be as creative and imaginative as you want in your pursuit of a low score."
EA SPORTS PGA TOUR KING OF THE COURSE
The free-to-play game offers a fresh and unique blend of arcade-style gameplay with real PGA TOUR pros and courses, as players strive to become the King of the Course.
EA SPORTS PGA TOUR King of the Course offers up extremely fun swipe-swing and swipe shot-shaping controls that brings an intuitive feel to golf on your mobile device. The game offers lightning-fast, enjoyable challenges that allow players to get a quick golf fix whenever they like.
In one level you may be attempting to precisely place a shot on the famous and tricky island green at the 17th hole of TPC Sawgrass, while in the next you could be facing off against a PGA TOUR pro such as Bubba Watson or Ian Poulter in a boss battle at St. Andrews.
Players have a chance to even the odds on tough challenges, as you can utilize boosts like a magnet that pulls the ball toward the pin or increase the size of the hole to make it easier to drain putts or hole-out from the fairway. All this is wrapped in a fully-integrated social experience that allows friends to compete with one another to win crowns and become the true King of the Course.
EA SPORTS PGA TOUR King of the Course is available for download now on the App Store and Google Play, and for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices.