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TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR ONLINE OPEN BETA HIGHLIGHTS STRONG EA SPORTS GOLF PORTFOLIO FOR 2010

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 to Ship This June

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., - January 21, 2010 –Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today the upcoming product lineup for the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® franchise, which includes the launch of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® Online open beta and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 11 on multiple consoles this June.

Golf enthusiasts globally can now get a free* preview of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online and invite others via Facebook® to join the open beta. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online, developed by EA Tiburon, is the most accessible, authentic and feature-rich golf video game experience available through a web browser, with no game installation, no disc, and no additional peripherals required. In addition, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 will be available on the Wii™, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and iPhone™ platforms.

“During beta testing we’ve already seen tremendous participation and enthusiasm from golf fans around the world for Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online,” said Executive Producer Mike Taramykin. “We’re looking forward to offering all players the opportunity to preview the game for free* in the coming weeks. Also, during open beta gamers can invite others to play via Facebook and we continue to encourage the community to help to drive the game’s evolution and development.”

Since May, EA SPORTS has invited players to participate in four closed beta tests and consumers have showed overwhelming interest and support for the offering. During this time, more than 500,000 rounds of golf have been played.

During the free preview open beta starting today, players will also be able to enjoy the following new features:

Facebook Connect – Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online connects to Facebook, allowing players to invite their friends to become fans, thus earning additional in-game experience. Players are also able to publish their accomplishments to Facebook.
Golfer Progression – Players will begin their career as a beginner and by earning experience points, will climb the ranks toward becoming a golf legend.
The Cut Line – As an extra challenge, each day a target score will appear that becomes the goal for each golfer. If the user meets, or scores under the target, additional in-game experience is rewarded.
Fans, Favorites & Sponsorships – Each player will be able to acquire fans within Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online. The more fans a player has, the more experience points are rewarded. Sponsor your friends and earn in-game money if they make the Cut Line.
Realistic Wind – Experience dynamic wind that calculates the direction and speed throughout the round, making the game more realistic and challenging.
Pro Shop – Purchase upgraded equipment with in-game earnings to help improve your customized golfer and impress friends.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online will be offered through a multi-tiered subscription in early 2010. Since 1986, EA has produced immersive golf experiences that give casual and hardcore gamers the ability to hit the links via an authentic gameplay experience. Since the launch of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 99 the franchise has sold more than 25 million units worldwide**. The critically acclaimed Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 on the Wii currently ranks as the 12th highest rated Wii game of all-time on Metacritic. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 will launch this June on the Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and iPhone platforms.

For more information about Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online, go to http://www.tigerwoodsonline.com.

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Member Comments
# 1 Acedeck @ 01/21/10 11:47 PM
Am I the only one who finds it funny that a major feature in Tiger Woods 11 is the addition of sponsorships?
 
# 2 kennyacid @ 01/22/10 02:20 AM
looking forward to playing
 
# 3 LingeringRegime @ 01/22/10 05:30 AM
LOL at Tarheel.
 
# 4 hawkeye2188 @ 01/22/10 09:27 AM
Will they change up the gameplay from simulation to role play(ing)?
 
# 5 DivotMaker @ 01/22/10 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by hawkeye2188
Will they change up the gameplay from simulation to role play(ing)?
No, not really, It will have a career feature, but also Daily/Weekly tournaments etc....they are working on gameplay tuning and bug fixes right now. They are also going to be developing this game after release to improve and add new features based upon community feedback. One feature already announced for after launch is a Course Architect.....
 
# 6 kerosene31 @ 01/22/10 03:07 PM
Anyone know exactly what they mean by "realistic wind"? I thought TW10 was already doing that pretty much? Maybe they are just refining it more?
 
# 7 IceNHL @ 01/22/10 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by kerosene31
Anyone know exactly what they mean by "realistic wind"? I thought TW10 was already doing that pretty much? Maybe they are just refining it more?
Those features are referring to TW-Online and not TW-11
 
# 8 Eski33 @ 01/23/10 09:09 AM
I wonder if there will be an option where your golfer can go to sex rehab in the off season....?
 
# 9 sirwoodz @ 01/23/10 11:28 AM
hmmm....tiger usually has his hands on these games, does mo-cap and the whole 9...so basically they are repackaging tiger woods 10 for the masses.
 
# 10 DivotMaker @ 01/23/10 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by sirwoodz
hmmm....tiger usually has his hands on these games, does mo-cap and the whole 9...so basically they are repackaging tiger woods 10 for the masses.
And you would be wrong. The game is being built with new technology from the ground up. The only part of TW10 it shares are the current courses in the game.
 
# 11 sirwoodz @ 01/23/10 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by DivotMaker
And you would be wrong. The game is being built with new technology from the ground up. The only part of TW10 it shares are the current courses in the game.

- oh, im sorry...I didn't know somebody who worked on tiger woods 11 was posting on here, my mistake.
 
# 12 DivotMaker @ 01/23/10 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by sirwoodz
- oh, im sorry...I didn't know somebody who worked on tiger woods 11 was posting on here, my mistake.
No, I am not working on the game and am not an EA employee, but I have beta tested every version so far and saw the game back in Feb of 2009 and learned a great deal about the technology being used in this game....
 
# 13 Dalsanto0026 @ 01/23/10 08:48 PM
Would you care to elaborate on this new technology DivotMaker?
 
# 14 Chairman7w @ 01/23/10 10:21 PM
Wow - only took 9 posts for that to pop up...

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Originally Posted by Eski33
I wonder if there will be an option where your golfer can go to sex rehab in the off season....?
 
# 15 DivotMaker @ 01/24/10 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Dalsanto0026
Would you care to elaborate on this new technology DivotMaker?
Unity 3D web player....the game is run completely through your browser....fully dynamic 3D environments....therefore, TW PC has been rebuilt from the ground up using this new technology.

http://unity3d.com/
 
# 16 Dalsanto0026 @ 01/24/10 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by DivotMaker
Unity 3D web player....the game is run completely through your browser....fully dynamic 3D environments....therefore, TW PC has been rebuilt from the ground up using this new technology.

http://unity3d.com/
Thanks for the link. I see a lot of potential there.

Another thing to get excited about is playing TW11 on the PS3 using the wand. User input similar to/possibly better than the Wii version with PS3 graphics. I can't wait.
 
# 17 DivotMaker @ 01/24/10 08:52 AM
More information from Gamespot preview.....

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6246778...=picks;title;5

Another feature not yet mentioned is that TW Online will have a Course Architect sometime after launch.....
 
# 18 Seymour Scagnetti @ 01/24/10 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Dalsanto0026
Thanks for the link. I see a lot of potential there.

Another thing to get excited about is playing TW11 on the PS3 using the wand. User input similar to/possibly better than the Wii version with PS3 graphics. I can't wait.

Don't get too excited. The PS3 wand has been pushed back to fall/Xmas 2010 so it looks like TW12 will be your best bet. You do have Grand Slam Tennis coming out at Xmas so that will probably be the 1st sports game to use it as that game was pushed back a year to coincide with the PS3 and Xbox motion controllers.
 
# 19 sirwoodz @ 01/25/10 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by DivotMaker
No, I am not working on the game and am not an EA employee, but I have beta tested every version so far and saw the game back in Feb of 2009 and learned a great deal about the technology being used in this game....
lol...okay so as I was saying

tiger woods usually goes every year to EA sports, does a mo-cap even for the SLIGHTEST adjustment to his swing - he is usually really involved in the making of the tiger woods games each year...

call me crazy, but i highly doubt he is going to be heading over to EA anytime soon to help with the development of this game right now...

so again - we will basically be getting tiger woods 10 with a few new bells and whistles. that isn't a fair assumption?
 
# 20 Dalsanto0026 @ 01/25/10 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Seymour Scagnetti
Don't get too excited. The PS3 wand has been pushed back to fall/Xmas 2010 so it looks like TW12 will be your best bet. You do have Grand Slam Tennis coming out at Xmas so that will probably be the 1st sports game to use it as that game was pushed back a year to coincide with the PS3 and Xbox motion controllers.
I was under the impression it would be out earlier, oh well, I'm excited for TW12 on the PS3 then.
 

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