GlobalVR has announced an update for their EA Sports PGA Tour Golf arcade title called the All Access Pass. The Pass is for offline versions of the game which previously only had 11 courses to play on, whereas online enabled versions had 25 courses. The update lets the offline versions have the same courses as the online ones. More details are contained in the press release after the break.
I have seen a PGA Tour Golf machine at my local distributor although I have not had a chance to play it yet. It should be a good update for any location that doesn’t have the online enabled version so they can give their players something more.
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For Immediate Release
GLOBAL VR®’S EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF Team Challenge
ALL-ACCESS PASS* OPENS COURSES FOR OFFLINE GAMES
SAN JOSE, Calif – (July 22, 2008) – GLOBAL VR® today announced the release of its new EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF product, All-Access Pass, making all 25 EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF Team Challenge Courses available for amusement/offline play. Prior to the release of All-Access Pass, 11 of the 25 game courses developed for Team Challenge were available only to game cabinets that were online.
Originally released in 2006, Team Challenge Courses were immediately recognized as some of the most challenging in the coin-op industry. The addictive gaming experience offered by such stunning courses such as The Coeur d’Alene Resort and TPC at Sawgrass continue to entertain online players. And now, a quick installation of All-Access Pass offers this same experience to anyone stepping up to an EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF Team Challenge game whether the game is online or offline.
Additional courses now available to offline games with All-Access Pass are:
Real Courses Fantasy Courses
Colonial Country Club The Highlands
The Coeur d’Alene Resort The Predator
Turnberry Golf Club Black Rock Cove
TPC at Sawgrass Red Mountain Creek
Troon North Monument Course Emerald Dragon
Sahalee Country Club
* This product is not intended for use by EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF Team Challenge game cabinets that are currently online or are intended for online use.
For more information about All-Access Pass or other GLOBAL VR products, please visit www.globalvr.com or contact your local GLOBAL VR distributor or sales representative.
About GLOBAL VR: Founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Jose, California, GLOBAL VR® is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of coin-operated video games based on home gaming technology. Through the development of proprietary technology, GLOBAL VR is able to leverage the massive investment in development of PC and console games by third party developers by making them suitable for play in out-of-home locations. Development agreements are in place with some of the world’s leading game publishers including Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS), Ubisoft, and Atari (NASDAQ:ATAR). These agreements provide GLOBAL VR rights to create coin-op versions of popular home games such as EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF, Underground, NASCAR, Blazing Angels, Beach Head and Operation Blockade. In addition, GLOBAL VR also develops and manufactures products previously marketed under the UltraCade label including Global Arcade Classics and Ultrapin. More information on GLOBAL VR can be found at www.globalvr.com.