Tiger Woods Ditching Discs, Going Browser Only

Playing a game through a web browser isn’t anything new, but now we’re starting to see some rather rich experiences that are far beyond the casual games of Bejeweled. One go at Quake Live is enough to prove to anyone that a real, even hardcore, gaming experience is achievable through a browser plug-in – and that’s the direction that EA Sports is taking Tiger Wood PGA Tour.

EA today announced today that the next Tiger Woods golf game for PC and Mac won’t be shipping on physical media, but rather as a browser game. As such, it won’t require any game installation or additional peripherals, though it will demand an internet connection.

"Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online is for anyone who loves golf and is on-the-go," said Executive Producer Mike Taramykin. "Whether you have ten minutes on your PC in the office, or hours on your Mac at home, this is a golf game that makes time for you. With Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online, golf lovers can satisfy their golf fix anytime."

EA said that at launch Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online will include several world class championship courses, such as Pebble Beach, TPC Sawgrass and St. Andrews, while additional new courses will be available on a regular basis. It being an online game means that EA can arrange tournament events easily, as all players will be on a level playing field.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online will be offered through a multi-tiered subscription in fall of 2009, but EA didn’t offer specifics on pricing or if there would be a free-to-play option.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • maddogoo9
    best part "golf lovers can satisfy their golf fix anytime"

    think this was posted on the wrong site
  • NuclearShadow
    Why do I have the feeling that it will be free to play but have clubs and balls for sale for real money that will be far superior to what free members get.
  • hemelskonijn
    Now lets hope it runs on any major browser.
    Its a good thing Apple does not use IE anymore otherwise we firefox users would not stand a chance.
    Now at least both IE and Safari have to be supported.
  • computabug
    Well if they don't support both Chrome and Firefox completely, I ain't playing it no matter how good it is. I hate companies that do those kind of stuff... making games for Windows only... or webpages for IE... I'm not going out of my way for them.
  • chaosgs
    "ten minutes on your PC in the office, or hours on your Mac at home"

    Who the hell uses a mac at home? Who is going to or even CAN play games on their mac? I dont see anyone chilin at home playing Crysis on their mac.

    Statement should say:
    "ten minutes on your mac/pc in the office, or hours on your PC at home,"

  • Well if you DJ at a starbucks I can see why you would use a mac at work
  • pocketdrummer

    Why buy this game once when you can buy it a HUNDRED times!?
  • DM0407
    New courses over time? Haven't they made like 10 Tiger Woods' Games. They are loaded with real life courses...But instead they will release them one by one and nickle and dime anyone that wants to play this game.

    This sounds awful.
  • randomizer
    ChaosGSI dont see anyone chilin at home playing Crysis on their mac.Crysis isn't a golf game.

  • anonymous x
    randomizerMAXIMUM SWINGrofl