Burnout's creators are bringing more destruction with Dangerous Golf in May

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

John Callaham
  • Looks like what happens when I go play miniature golf.
  • Whoops...
  • Looool
  • Sounds like fun. Because they mentioned using NVIDIA PhysX, it looks to me like it's going to be for PC's. Probably only for Windows, though. Although I feel like PhysX works better on Windows than Linux because it has... uh... extra stuff, I guess. EDIT: Looks like it's going to be available for consoles as well. Hopefully it has a family-friendly rating.
  • "Hopefully it has a family-friendly rating.".... Why? What's fun with that?!
  • If it is being released on the PS4 then there should be nothing standing in the way of a linux release. The ps4 is openBSD based.
  • Yessssss. I must have this. The original founders of Criterion, so I have high hopes for this.
  • Loved the Burnout series (hoping some of them arrive on Xbox One's backward's compatibility list), and this sounds pretty awesome too. Plus we could could get another actual Burnout racing game from it. Hope it does well!
  • We need burnout revenge on PC
  • Ehh, I might get this because I love golf and Rory McIlroy ended up such a disappointment. I'd love a great RPG, or even arcade RPG (Mario Golf and its ilk) golf experience on console. It feels like forever since we had that. The Golf Club is a technically cool game, but it's super shallow.
  • Add Kinect compatability and this could be pretty fun.
  • "Three Fields Entertainment plan to release a Burnout-style arcade racing if Dangerous Golf is a success" Please all, please buy this game!! I want another Burnout!
    I always loved to smash in Burnout games, this sounds like fun too! Hope they bring out a demo first though.
  • I was hoping it was akin to Outlaw Golf. A game where you beat up your caddy. Fun game.