Whether you're talking to golf gamers or golf game creators, the most requested feature by far is the same -- the ability to play the Masters.
Well, after years of negotiations between EA Sports and the Augusta National Golf Club, EA Sports announced today that a deal has finally been reached, and the Masters will officially be unveiled in the upcoming game, "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters."
Time to win me a virtual green jacket.
According to the game's press release, new features will include:
Adds Tiger Woods: "There are many new and unique elements in the game that will make everyone feel like they're really competing at Augusta National. This is great for the sport and will connect a new audience with the Masters, a tournament I've been fortunate to experience since 1995. Continually growing the visibility of golf is important to attracting newcomers to the sport, and I agree that showcasing the Masters Tournament in the game will bring an entirely new dimension to that approach."
Look for the game to swing into stores in North America on March 29, with a worldwide release planned for April 1 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii.