EA has released more information, as well as a series of screenshots, offering more details about the web browser-based Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online, which will be available this fall. Pricing will be in the form of multi-tiered subscriptions, but no further details were provided. A free demo of one course is currently available.
The game is an early foray into the world of cloud gaming, where no disc or game installation is required. EA said that Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online will feature many well-known golf courses, including Pebble Beach and St. Andrews, along with a regular influx of new content and the ability for players to create personalized web pages as part of the game’s community features. More information will be available in the coming months.
The company OnLive is gearing up to offer cloud gaming via web browsers and TVs, and other companies like Gaikai and OTOY have similar efforts in the works. OnLive has several major publishers signed up, including EA, Ubisoft, Atari, Epic, and others. EA did not say if the new version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour will also be playable through OnLive’s service, which is expected to require a base subscription plus purchases or rentals of games at prices dictated by publishers.