EA have released the new ‘Golf Without Limits’ trailer for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour. The trailer looks at some improvements to EA’s golf franchise as well as new features.
Here is a summary of what EA have developed for their new golf title.
AIMING ARC: We’ve introduced/developed the Aiming Arc to help you visualize various aspects of the game. The arc will account for wind, elevation, ball lie and shot shaping, which will passively teach you the nuances of the game.If you connect with a perfect swing, the ball will go where the arc shows. The best golfers in the world can visualize their shots before they even take them, and now you can too.
THE PUTT READ: The putt read shows you how your ball will break if hit with optimal speed. The key here is aiming at the right distance – and also making a pure stroke.
BACKSWING METER: The new backswing meter lets you know when you’ve reached the end of your backswing, based on the shot you have set up. When you start your backswing, the meter will begin to fill. When you reach the end of your backswing, the meter will be full, and a forward swing should be initiated. Be careful when playing Tour gameplay style, because you can over-extend your backswing and the meter will overfill red.
SWING PLANE: When playing on Tour or Arcade, it’s important to remember to follow the proper swing plane. If your swing is off-line, this will result in your shot either hooking or slicing.This is indicated by either a yellow or orange line tracing your backswing.
AUTHENTIC BALL DROPS: Even though courses are more open than ever before, there are still rules in golf and there are certain areas where you can’t play a ball. In the event your ball goes into a hazard, you are given realistic options for where you can take a drop. If you hit your ball into a water hazard without a designated drop zone, you have a few options. You can either replay the ball from where you took your previous shot, drop a new ball within two club-lengths of the point of entry, or take your next shot from any point behind where the ball entered the hazard, in line with the pin. The options change a bit if you happen to dunk a shot on a hole where a drop zone is present. You can either hit your next shot from the previous location, or play it from the designated drop zone. If you hit into an unplayable lie (imagine the ball getting stuck in a tree or between rocks where you can’t make a swing) then you can play your next shot from anywhere back on a line with the pin behind the unplayable spot.
Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is expected to launch locally on July 17th for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.