EA Sports即将发售Facebook游戏PGA Tour Golf Challenge
近日，老牌游戏公司Electronic Arts宣布将于今年冬季在Facebook平台发布融合了真实3D体验和微交易功能的新款EA Sports社交游戏PGA Tour Golf Challenge。
然而这款新的PGA Tour Golf Challenge游戏却没有EA Sports过去11年发布的PGA Tour系列游戏都有的老虎伍兹许可证，这或许是因为EA Sports公司想将其与旗下另一款类似的免费游戏Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online product区分开来。
EA公司在PGA Tour Golf Challenge之前发布的两款社交游戏也同是EA Sports的热门特许专营游戏。其中FIFA Superstars现每月活跃用户多达370万，而Madden NFL Superstars的月活跃用户多于200万，日活跃用户20余万。
对此，EA Sports的全球开发资深副总裁Andrew Wilson表示，“EA Sports致力于开发能让休闲游戏玩家和核心游戏玩家产生共鸣的新型网络游戏体验。我们公司优势的社交游戏产品集合，如EA Sports PGA Tour Golf Challenge等，为玩家提供了独家的网络运动类游戏，同时也有助于培养游戏的玩家基础。”（本文为游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译，转载请注明来源：游戏邦）
Electronic Arts announced plans to launch a new EA Sports social game, PGA Tour Golf Challenge, on Facebook this winter with real-time 3D gameplay and microtransactions.
Developed by EA Sports Tiburon, PGA Tour Golf Challenge will allow users to play rounds to earn experience and level up through their careers. They will be able to unlock famous golf courses, play against their Facebook friends in daily challenges, and compete to be crowned as weekly champions on the social network.
EA Sports says it’s tailored the title for casual audiences by implementing one-click swings, aiming with either a mouse or keyboard, custom clubs, and various shot types. The Unity-based game also offers several gameplay modes, as well as opportunities to customize and “accelerate a player’s career” through microtransactions.
The title is noticeably missing the Tiger Woods license that EA Sports has applied to nearly all of its PGA Tour releases in the past 11 years. This could have more to do with the company differentiating its similar free-to-play Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online product than the golfer’s recent personal controversies, though.
PGA Tour Golf Challenge joins two of previously launched social games based on EA Sports’ popular franchises: FIFA Superstars, which currently has over 3.7 million monthly active users; and Madden NFL Superstars, which has more than 2 million monthly users and over 200,000 daily users.
“EA Sports is pioneering new ways to play games online by creating entertaining experiences that resonate with both casual and hardcore gamers alike,” says EA Sports’ worldwide development SVP Andrew Wilson
Wilson adds, “Our growing portfolio of premium social gaming products, including EA Sports PGA Tour Golf Challenge, provides unique new opportunities for fans to experience sports games online, while also helping us reach an evolving fan base.” （Source：Gamasutra）