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Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: Jan. 2010

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'Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2010 @ 7:28 a.m. PST

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online is an authentic golf simulation experience that is dynamically streamed to a web browser and requires no game installation, no disc, and no additional peripherals.

Stuck at the airport waiting for a flight? If you have an internet connection, just open up your computer and fire up Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online! The game is literally just a click away and has high resolution 3D graphics, delivers a feature rich experience and will be regularly updated with new features.

At launch, Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online will include several world class championship courses, such as Pebble Beach, TPC Sawgrass and St. Andrews, while additional new courses will be available on a regular basis. In addition, a fully stocked schedule of tournaments and multiple community features, allowing fans to connect and compete with friends, makes Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online a community for all golf fans. This community will help shape the game’s evolution, including features such as new course additions, pro shop items, and even tournament conditions.

Your time is at a premium and Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online is designed to work around your schedule – suspend play and resume from the exact same point at a later time. Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online will be the most accessible and feature-rich golf video game experience available on any personal computer.

Golf enthusiasts globally can now get a free preview of Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online and invite others via Facebook to join the open beta.

“During beta testing we’ve already seen tremendous participation and enthusiasm from golf fans around the world for Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online,” said Executive Producer Mike Taramykin. “We’re looking forward to offering all players the opportunity to preview the game for free in the coming weeks.  Also, during open beta gamers can invite others to play via Facebook and we continue to encourage the community to help to drive the game’s evolution and development.”

Since May, EA Sports has invited players to participate in four closed beta tests and more than 500,000 rounds of golf have been played.

During the free preview open beta starting today, players will also be able to enjoy the following new features:

  • Facebook ConnectTiger Woods PGA Tour Online connects to Facebook, allowing players to invite their friends to become fans, thus earning additional in-game experience.  Players are also able to publish their accomplishments to Facebook.
  • Golfer Progression– Players will begin their career as a beginner and by earning experience points, will climb the ranks toward becoming a golf legend. 
  • The Cut Line – As an extra challenge, each day a target score will appear that becomes the goal for each golfer.  If the user meets, or scores under the target, additional in-game experience is rewarded.
  • Fans, Favorites & Sponsorships– Each player will be able to acquire fans within Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online.  The more fans a player has, the more experience points are rewarded.  Sponsor your friends and earn in-game money if they make the Cut Line. 
  • Realistic Wind – Experience dynamic wind that calculates the direction and speed throughout the round, making the game more realistic and challenging. 
  • Pro Shop – Purchase upgraded equipment with in-game earnings to help improve your customized golfer and impress friends.

Features

  • Golf, Whenever You Want It — Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online is designed to work around your busy schedule! Stuck on a boring conference call? Fire up the game and squeeze in a few holes from the world’s most legendary courses. Suspend your round and resume it the exact same point anytime. You even have the ability to start a round on a PC and finish it on a Mac!
  • No Game Download Required, Just Click and Play – You never have to insert a disc and install the game - all you need is an Internet connection and you are ready to play!
  • Dynamic Content — Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online will deliver a feature rich experience at launch and will regularly be updated with new features, including new courses and pro shop items – just to name a few.
  • Calling All Golf Fans – Dream of sticking it close to the pin on the famous island green on the 17th hole of TPC Sawgrass? Now you can with Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online! Some of the most famous championship courses such as, Pebble Beach, TPC Sawgrass and St. Andrews will be available to you at launch.
  • Powered by the Community – The community will play a large role in Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online through personalized web pages, statistics, forums and the ability to connect and compete with friends. The community can even influence tournament conditions!
  • Lower Your Handicap – Players can improve their golfer’s abilities by unlocking Pro Shop items and gaining access to big time tournaments.

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