Golf titles are ideally suited to the HTC Vive’s motion controllers, immersing players on the fairway as they look to beat par. Today HB Studios has announced it’ll be releasing its own take on the genre with The Golf Club VR.
The Golf Club VR is based on the original award-winning videogame, enabling HTC Vive owners to play all 130,000+ courses currently available to players of the console and PC versions.
“Playing The Golf Club on the HTC Vive takes the experience to a whole new level,” said Craig Chapman, Designer of The Golf Club VR. “Not only is it a much more tactile and immersive experience, now the player is also able to freely explore all the fantastic courses and environments which users have created since the original launch of the game.”
HB Studios has added a number of virtual reality (VR) specific features, including a smartwatch to analyse each shot, a single controller used for interacting with the environment and swinging clubs and customising options.
”This is another exciting addition to the franchise,” said Alan Bunker, CEO of HB Studios. “The Golf Club is a key title for us, and this is a natural direction for us to take. We’re committed to the franchise for the long term and embrace new technologies which further enhance the awesome experience of the game.”
The title will launch for the head-mounted display (HMD) later this year, currently no exact date or price has yet been announced. Originally The Golf Club launched on Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and PC Windows on 2014. It featured a course designer which hasn’t been included in the VR version.
As further details are released VRFocus will bring you the latest updates.