PS3 motion-controlling Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

EA Sports announces June's golf sim will support the console's LED wand-based control scheme, due out this fall; Ryder Cup online multiplayer mode revealed.

Today, EA Sports announced that the PlayStation 3 edition of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 will support the console's upcoming motion controller, believed to be called the "PlayStation Arc." The game will have the functionality despite being released in June--months before the LED wand-and-camera-based system arrives in stores in the fall. The system had originally been planned to launch in the spring.

EA is remaining mum on whether the Xbox 360 version of PGA Tour 11 will support Project Natal. (Note: PS3 box art was unavailable.)

The publisher did not say whether the PS3 motion support would come via a downloadable patch or be built in to the game, but it did say it would deliver an "authentic interactive swing experience." No mention was made of Project Natal, the rival motion-sensing system launching on the Xbox 360 later this year.

EA Sports also revealed the PS3 and 360 editions of the game will feature an online multiplayer mode based on the Ryder Cup. The game will let up to 24 players play in four-person teams in the biennial tournament's signature events, which alternate shots, fourballs, and singles. Players can either choose the US or European team, which will be respectively represented by Woods and ninth-ranked Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy on the game's cover. It is the first time in the series' 11-year history that Woods has had to share the cover with another athlete.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 will launch in North America on June 8 on the PS3, 360, iPhone, and Wii with Wii MotionPlus support. It is one of the few products to feature the athlete in the wake of his sex scandal, which surfaced Thanksgiving weekend. Since then, Woods became sponsorship kryptonite, with Accenture Consulting, AT&T, Gillette, and Gatorade all dropping him as a spokesperson. However, even though Woods has been absent from the green since November, EA Sports is keeping him front and center of his eponymous golf-sim series.

For more on the Tiger Woods series and EA's support of the athlete, check out GameSpot's recent interview with EA Sports president Peter Moore. For more on the PS3 motion controller, check out the developer diary from Sony Computer Entertainment's Richard Marx below. Also come back to GameSpot at 4 p.m. PST on Wednesday, March 10, for live coverage of Sony's press conference at the 2010 Game Developers Conference.

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36 comments
enoslives7
enoslives7

Sweet, now I can grope blond women virtually. I wonder why all the chicks he "transgressed" were blond??

brendanhunt1
brendanhunt1

Don't see why he should be criticized for something in his private life.

TTDog
TTDog

Have been playing the Beta... really struggling with controlling the car whilst avoiding the wife swinging the club around, keep hitting trees and fire hydrants.

shkar
shkar

I bet in the achievement list one of them will be to cheat with your wife for 10 consecutive times......

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Buying the next Tiger game just to say "I don't care about his personal faults." Plus I like golf.

Flint247
Flint247

@rockwii13 Agreed. If anyone is to criticized someone for doing something wrong, they should criticize themselves because EVERYONE in this world has made a mistake in their lives.

threedown
threedown

YES YES YES, this is what ive been waiting for!!! I LOVE Tiger Woods golf on the wii, now i can have it on the PS3 with HD graphics... fricken sweet, its just not the same with a regular controller anymore, this is one game where motion controls really improves the experience!

breakitapart
breakitapart

So many inappropriate jokes floating in my brain regarding Tiger Woods and motion controls... and mistresses...

rockwii13
rockwii13

I'm glad they're still giving Tiger Woods a chance to get back in the world. A man shouldn't be condemed forever for a mistake.

monson21502
monson21502

tiger better watch out. little anton has a play toy his wife might like better then tiger`s nine iron.

FidelSarcastro
FidelSarcastro

Well at least one of his sponsors are sticking to him... though with the motion control feature I would hope they would add a "Feel Up The Occasional Woman" minigame. You could use the control to grip and grab... but watch out cause if the press catches you getting your groove on then GAME OVER.

monson21502
monson21502

meh. i`ll wait for the next hotshots golf. only other golf game i liked was links on the old xbox

Pablo620
Pablo620

The six axis has ruined enough games already? Like one...Lair. Which later received a patch for regular controls

zintarr
zintarr

"authentic interactive swing experience" This could anger his wife some more.

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

God damn it, Sony, I don't want motion control. The Sixaxis has ruined enough games already, and just as PS3 devs stopped putting it into their games, this comes along? I hope it fails horribly.

Petercairns
Petercairns

Tiger Woods...any holes a go?..lol : P

Dasim64
Dasim64

Hopefully the controller will be up to the same level of performance, or better, as the Wii controller. I have the TW game for the Wii and the Motion Plus made it really fun. Putting sensitivity has to be done correctly here or that part of the game will suck so hopefully Sony will get it all correct because the graphics on the Wii version blow. As much as we've enjoyed some of the Wii games I'll never understand why they made the system with such craptastic graphics processing. It has really held the Wii back from being a great system.

xtremeflem2day
xtremeflem2day

Honestly, tiger woods took it pretty well. He sat back a while and let the media make comedy of it for a while, then once it started to settle a bit thats when he stepped up to apologize. He's not the first one to cheat on a wife.

jedediahpelland
jedediahpelland

I just wish theyed go back to the 2004 formula, best one in my opinion, lost interest in all the years after, I still play 2004 gamecube version on my wii to this day

chapnzaba
chapnzaba

Yes! Now I can squeeze into a few extra holes in my spare time just like Tiger.

PoindeJ
PoindeJ

Weird how it's coming out several months before the actual controller. *shrug*

Dr_Thunder
Dr_Thunder

I heard the Tiger Wood's collector's edition will include a Wii Stick wrapped inside some golf slacks.

UnknownForm
UnknownForm

Wii-like Motion control gameplay+PS3 HD graphics=Amazing??

force_user1975
force_user1975

Will we be able to get the "Full Tiger Woods experience?" Hookers, Callgirls, wife beating you with a golfclub while in your SUV. It's gonna rock!

Ahtchin
Ahtchin

Come on! This whole motion control thing should remain restrained to the casual players (read wii players), I hope this is just an exception.

EPaul
EPaul

Hmm cool for golf fans now they get the great gameplay of the wii version with HD graphics and online

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

I hope it supports fully realized driving mechanics for when I drive my SUV into a wall.

Dan21278
Dan21278

Every one makes mistakes. I think he's really sorry for what he did.

Lou_Menace
Lou_Menace

Eh...I knew there'd be at least one cat to comment on the scandal. Predictable and lame, not a good combo. I doubt this would make the game any better.

DonTonyDeluca
DonTonyDeluca

I agree with you fossunit143, I rather play this kind of game on my playstation 3 for better network support, graphics, features, and now a controller that is supposed to be much more accurate than Wii Motion Plus

fossunit43
fossunit43

sweet now i wont need a wii to enjoy the motion sensor

falcOWNS
falcOWNS

whoo-hoo, another version of the wii's lame gameplay

Waldkrieger
Waldkrieger

Motion Controlling Tiger Woods? So, this is a new sex game?

Flint247
Flint247

Good, they kept his name in the game. :)