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Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’11 announced for summer

Thursday, 21st January 2010 15:59 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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EA’s formally announced Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’11 with a release this summer on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and iPhone.

Also confirmed is the open beta of Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online, which opens today.

“During beta testing we’ve already seen tremendous participation and enthusiasm from golf fans around the world for Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online,” said Mike Taramykin, Executive Producer of PGA Tour Online.

“We’re looking forward to offering all players the opportunity to preview the game for free* in the coming weeks.”

During the closed beta, over 500,000 rounds of golf were played in the game.

Full PR below.

TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR ONLINE OPEN BETA HIGHLIGHTS STRONG
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 also coming this Summer

GUILDFORD, UK., CITY, Calif., – 21st January, 2010 –Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today the upcoming product lineup for the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® franchise, which includes the launch of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® Online open beta and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 11 on multiple consoles this Summer.

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. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online, developed by EA Tiburon, is the most accessible, authentic and feature-rich golf video game experience available through a web browser, with no game installation, no disc, and no additional peripherals required. In addition, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 will be available on the Wii™, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and iPhone™ platforms.

“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 consumers have showed overwhelming interest and support for the offering. During this time, 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 Connect – Tiger 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.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online will be offered through a multi-tiered subscription in early 2010.
Since 1986, EA has produced immersive golf experiences that give casual and hardcore gamers the ability to hit the links via an authentic gameplay experience. Since the launch of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 99 the franchise has sold more than 25 million units worldwide**. The critically acclaimed Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 on the Wii currently ranks as the 12th highest rated Wii game of all-time on Metacritic. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 will launch this Summer on the Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and iPhone platforms.

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  1. Blerk

    Looking forward to playing as “beardy tramp Tiger” on the “sex-addiction clinic’s front lawn” course.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. sashioni

    No PSP version? Ouch.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Blerk – :D

    Why did I not think of that when I bloody wrote that up!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. The Hindle

    Tigers looking pissed off there maybes hes just heard Nikes new campaign Just do me

    #4 5 years ago
  5. PolyGoneWithTheWind

    Problem is it will now be twice as expensive to buy as Mrs Woods will need half the money…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Eregol

    I look forward to using my niblick in the bunker.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Retroid

    “Extra birdies edition – play secret holes”

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    Mmm… secret holes…

    /homerdrool

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    glol!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    XD

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Eregol

    If I maintain a firm grip on my shaft I reckon I could sink the hole.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    The mans human, let’s move on.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Johnny Cullen

    XD @ Eregol.

    That’s classic. XD

    #13 5 years ago
  14. MushroomStamp

    I still like Tiger Woods.. and I like the game… I could care less if he sleeps around. You can’t blame him

    #14 5 years ago