HB Studios partners with Greg Norman Golf Course Design for The Golf Club
Posted by Nick K on July 15th, 2014 | 1 Comment | Tags:
Greg Norman Golf Course Design and HB Studios, Canadian indie developer for The Golf Club coming to PS4 this Summer, have announced a forward-thinking partnership. This joining of minds aims to lend a little something to both sides of the deal.
In one way, Greg Norman’s golf course design company will be using the course design tools in The Golf Club on a computer (or a PS4 if they really wanted) first before creating them in real life. That way, their design team and customer can play the video game version of the potential course and instantly make changes. However, it hasn’t been said how this data would then be converted into something people who dig the holes could understand.
HB Studios will benefit from this partnership with Greg Norman Golf Course Design by getting valuable feedback from the company’s design team. In other words, they will be beta testing the game and making professional suggestions. In one of the quotes found in the official press release, Jeremy Wellard, President of HB Studios, says, “… we look forward to working closely with the team at Greg Norman Golf Course Design over the coming years.”
Knowing that The Golf Club will have continued support for the next few years is a promising sign for those looking for a good golf game on current generation platforms. The Golf Club will be out sometime this Summer for PS4. It will allow players to create an unlimited number of courses in a matter of seconds by simply choosing a theme, terrain features, number of holes and difficulty. Changing the time of day (take that Drive Club), placing hazards and objects, and finely tuning the greens are all possible with the full suite of editing tools.
Here’s some more marketing phrases for The Golf Club features cloud: asynchronous/turn-based multiplayer, cloud based technology (for storing and sharing courses presumably), play through tours and tournaments, stroke play mode, match play mode, 4-ball mode, Message Center, share and browse player-created courses. Why not just use “Play, Create, Share”?