Back in early June, we brought you the first detailed news on Oxygen’s forthcoming World Tour Golf
, in developement by Oxford-based Gusto Games.
Oxygen claims World Tour Golf is the first accurate videogame representation of golf, “...an absolutely faithful adaptation of the sport”, featuring “A groundbreaking new control system” to give the player the same level control over the swing enjoyed by golfing professionals in real life.
World Tour Golf will also have a heavy focus on user-created content, in addition to the usual selection of famous real-world courses.
Producer David Wilshire says of the Pro Stroke system in the game: “You won’t be choosing any of your shots from a menu. Instead our [Pro Stroke] control system provides a genuine evolution of analogue control, offering each player the ability to shape and adapt a shot in an infinite number of ways.”
“After determining the relative positions of his feet and the ball, the player takes the shot using two analogue sticks instead of one. The first is your traditional swing of the club, it works like other golf games you might know. A smooth straight movement means a straighter shot. However you’ll only ever be able to put 90% of the power into a shot using this stick alone. To get some real power into the shot you’ll need to make use of the other analogue stick.”
SPOnG will be getting its first look at the game in the coming weeks, so we’ll be sure to keep you posted.
In the meantime, check out the first World Tour Golf video right here: MPEG4 XviD
You can also see further information on our dedicated World Tour Golf pages for each format at these links - Xbox