Sony Interactive Entertainment released a demo for the upcoming PlayStation VR title, Everybody’s Golf VR, ahead of its release later this month. The demo is out now in North America and Europe, but Japan will have to wait a little longer until May 21 to get the demo.
Developed by Clap Hanz in association with SIE Japan Studio, players will use the DualShock 4 or PlayStation Move motion controllers to swing their virtual golf clubs.
PlayStation VR allows players to experience the world of Everybody’s Golf in ways they have never been able to before: getting a better sense of the terrain, reading wind direction to evaluate shots, and more.
- Swing for the flag with your PlayStation Move motion controller or DualShock 4 wireless controller.
- Play through three incredible courses with tips from your very own charismatic caddie.
- Practice your putting on the green or tee off at the driving range to perfect your swing.
Here are more details on the game’s shot system from the PlayStation Blog:
How to perfect your golf swing
Let’s start with a little practice in Practice Swing mode. If the afterimage of the club head is red, your swing wouldn’t have hit the ball.
If the afterimage of the club head is blue, you know your swing would have hit the ball.
Once you’ve gotten a feel for the swing in Practice Swing mode, switch to Address mode and take the shot for real! Switching to Address mode is as simple as pressing the Move button.
The speed at which you swing the golf club determines how far the ball will go, and the direction the club head is facing on impact changes the ball’s trajectory.
Swing data is computed using D-Plane theory, resulting in realistic trajectories similar to actual golf. As you improve, you’ll learn to control how much the ball curves left or right, the direction and angle at which you launch the ball, as well as its spin.
Once you’re comfortable with the controls, try making some amazing shots, the kind only a pro golfer could make!
Everybody’s Golf VR releases for PlayStation 4 in North America on May 21, 2019 and Europe on May 22, 2019. It arrives a little later in Japan on June 7, 2019.