Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Gameplay Enhancements to Deliver On-The-Course Authenticity

Sun Feb 3, 2013 3:40pm EST

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Simulation mode, retro equipment and custom swings just a sample of the major
changes for this year`s game


REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: EA) announced that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 will
feature a host of community-driven gameplay enhancements that will significantly
change the in-game experience and how players approach a round on the links.
From swing styles and greater ball control to era-specific equipment and true
ball physics, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 continues to elevate the authenticity of
the franchise and blur the lines between real life and virtual golf.

* Go back in time and experience golf through the various eras, starting in the
late 1800s through present day. As users advance through the timeline, they will
see and feel the true ball physics and equipment representative of each era. In
the early eras, ball spin and trajectory are slower and lower in comparison to
how the ball reacts to today`s equipment. Fans will be able to hit the links
with retro golf clubs, such as Mashies, Brassies, Baffing Spoons, Jiggers and
Niblicks. Pairing the old equipment with the true-to-life ball physics from
those early years gives golf fans an authentic gameplay representation of what
it was like to play a round in those eras. 
* Presentation elements in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 have been completely revamped
to put players right into the action and emotion of a PGA TOUR broadcast. The
first thing users will see is new situation-specific data, scoring and a
broadcast presentation package that emulates a tournament-like television
experience. Additionally, statistics will surface throughout each round, letting
you track your performance against the rest of the field in a variety of
categories such as, driving distance, putts per hole and birdies. This year,
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 will feature over 3,300 camera shots, including
overhead, close-up and green-side angles in addition to many others. Even the
look and feel of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 will shift alongside its real-life
majors as players will also see the leaderboards that are distinct and
synonymous with the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the
PGA Championship. 
* Twenty four unique golfer swing styles are available this year, enabling
players to customize gameplay to the next level. Users can tailor the career
mode golfer by selecting power versus control, fade versus draw, trajectory and
handedness. Players now have the opportunity to choose whether they want to be a
power-draw hitter like Dustin Johnson or swing like Luke Donald who has pin
point accuracy off the tee. Each pro golfer in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 has their
own authentic swing style. 
* This year`s game features a new enhanced Strike Meter which enables gamers to
hit the ball with consistency out of any lie with a properly executed stroke.
The Strike Meter introduces a left to right movement to simulate scenarios
players would face in real life, such as side hill lies which demand an altered
reach, to create an authentic ball striking experience in any given situation. 
* A fifth difficulty setting has been added to Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 this
year. Simulationdifficulty was designed for those players who want to experience
what the PGA TOUR pros face each week. In Simulation difficulty, the swing
meter, green grid, zoom to aim, along with other aids are turned off. This mode
is the truest test of skill for the hardcore fans. With this difficulty setting,
users can implement the new advanced shot shaping feature to work the ball and
attack courses with creativity, just like the pros and Legends.

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About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for
Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and
social networks. EA has more than 275 million registered players and operates in
75 countries. 

In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in
Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically
acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims, Madden NFL, FIFA
Soccer, Need for Speed, Battlefield and Mass Effect. More information about EA
is available at http://info.ea.com. 

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About the PGA TOUR

The PGA TOUR is the world`s premier membership organization for touring
professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR,
Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Canada. 

The PGA TOUR`s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial
value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate
significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays, and
provide financial opportunities for TOUR players. 

Including the U.S., PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to approximately 944
million households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually
all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize
charitable giving. In 2011, tournaments on the three Tours generated more than
$121 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR`s all-time
total of charitable contributions to more than $1.7 billion. 

The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the
organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Electronic Arts Inc.
Katherine Coulthart, 407-386-4812
Communications Manager
kcoulthart@ea.com
Michael Yaeger, 407-386-4094
Communications Director
myaeger@ea.com

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