World Tour Golf tees up new name

GameSpot's Best of E3 sports game nominee drives old name out, chips in ProStroke Golf: World Tour 2007 to reflect swing mechanic.

Ask any hack who walks the links weekly, and he'll say the game of golf is all about precision. Though the same isn't often said about the process of naming games, an accurate name can give potential suitors an idea of what the game has in store.

UK-based Oxygen Interactive is hoping its decision to change the name of World Tour Golf will entice a few more gamers to take a swing at their product. The golf sim, which was nominated for GameSpot's Best Sports Game of E3, has been redubbed ProStroke Golf: World Tour 2007.

The new name was designed to more accurately reflect the nature of the game; not because golfers won't be globe-trotting, but because of the game's unique swing mechanic.

"Continuing with a generic name that had started as a working title short-changed the game," said Oxygen CEO Jim Scott. "Pro Stroke Golf, on the other hand, puts the game's greatest feature right into the title..."

ProStroke Golf: World Tour 2007 is currently set for release in North America this August on the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. PC and PSP versions have been announced for the European market, but not yet for the US.

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10 comments
xnon1
xnon1

Iv'e never had any problems with golf games on the Xbox but i hope they pump up the graphics a little because they are going to have a hard time selling this type of game on these older systems ,look at the screen shots for the 360!

thecandyflip
thecandyflip

Sounds good to me! nothing wrong with a good game of console golf where you sit on your arse for hours to play one round with three mates. just hope the controls ain't to fidderly !

Matth13
Matth13

I'll have to take a look. I still play my Links on Xbox occasionally. It's pretty fun on Live when I'm in a couch potato mood and want something slower based; opposed to something more involved like Halo 2.

rynmls
rynmls

never played this game...

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

ok?....is this news we care about?....not to me

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I wonder how ProStroke Golf will play on the PSP.