Some of the faces behind the Burnout series of arcade racing games will launch a new game, called Dangerous Golf, in May for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The player's main goal is to destroy as much stuff as possible just with a golf ball.
Three Fields Entertainment, which was formed in part by former Criterion Software team members Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry, offered a quick description of Dangerous Golf, which actually sounds similar to the crash modes found in many Burnout games.
"In Dangerous Golf, players aren't striving for Par or aiming for Birdie — they're playing for dollar damage as their high score. As they progress throughout the game, players will not only be awarded points for trick shots and ricochet techniques, but they'll also get rewarded for destroying stuff by turning their golf ball into a bomb and setting off their SmashBreaker. Destructive powers increase as the ball heats up, ensuring that the most elaborate shots are not only the most rewarded, but the most impressive to watch."
Even though the game sounds a bit goofy, Dangerous Golf will have some highly realistic physics for its destructive levels:
"Our team worked closely with both Epic's Unreal Engine 4 team and Nvidia to not only push the boundaries of their PhysX, Apex Destruction and Flex technologies, but also to deliver a truly physics based game experience. As such, players will enjoy causing amazing destruction by smashing thousands of physically simulated rigid body valuables, shatter priceless heirlooms into small pieces and paint the environments with physically simulated liquids."
Three Fields Entertainment plan to release a Burnout-style arcade racing if Dangerous Golf is a success.
Source: Dangerous Golf