Ardent golfers will be pleased to hear that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14: The Masters Historic Edition will feature the ‘Augusta National Golf Club’ as it was when the course played host to the very first Masters Tournament.
EA Sports says research was conducted with “meticulous detail” to re-create the original 1931 design of world-renowned golf course architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie and legendary golfer Bobby Jones.
“From the very beginning, our relationship with the Masters Tournament has been built around our ability to bring a unique and authentic experience to a new and youngerdemographic of potential golfers,” Mike Taramykin, Vice President of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR said.
“From unprecedented access to the Augusta National archives, to in-depth discussions with golf historians – and even our own internal research into the sport in the 1930s – The Masters Historic Edition is the next step in bringing gamers an exciting and distinctive glimpse into the game of golf.”
If you look at the screenshot you will see that the game will place players in a 1934 environment. Aspects like the golf clubs and clothing were taken into account to recreate the ambiance. Everything on the course has been reversed to the era, everything down to its original green contours and speeds.
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14: The Masters Historic Edition will also include:
- A complete copy of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14
- A walk through of the original 1934 layout of Augusta National
- The present-day Augusta National Golf Club course
- Augusta National’s world-class Tournament Practice Facility
- Augusta National’s Par 3 course
- Green Jacket ceremony
- Augusta, the Song, as heard during the Masters Tournament television broadcast
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14: The Masters Historic Edition will include all 20 courses available in the standard edition and the four additional championship courses: Royal County Down, Royal Melbourne, Sheshan and TPC Blue Monster at Doral.
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 will go on sale in South Africa on March 29, 2013 for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game includes support for the Kinect and PlayStation Move.