Let’s face it, golf is boring. You know what would make it, like, 2000% better? Explosions and stuff!
Three Fields Entertainment, the studio founded by the founders of Criterion Games, Fiona Sperry and Alex Ward, are trying to do this with their upcoming game, Dangerous Golf.
Dangerous Golf is described by the creators as an “irreverent, silly, fun approach to golf games that challenges players to break the rules and wreak havoc.” In totality, there are four locations and 100 holes to choose from.
“It’s as serious a golf game as Burnout was a serious simulation to driving games,” Three Fields said. “We wanted to mix the attitude of Burnout with the destruction of Black whilst setting the golf ball on fire–a nod to NBA Jam. This type of gameplay is part of our DNA, and something we think our fans will truly enjoy.”
Unlike the other golf-based sports titles, Dangerous Golf encourages you to destroy the most stuff (here referred to as “Dollar Damage”) that costs the most instead of getting that birdie. How this is achieved is by the golf ball turning into a bomb and detonating it to destroy high-value items as part of a “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,” the developer said.
Dangerous Golf‘s four locations are as follows: a hotel kitchen, a palace ballroom, a rural gas station, and a medieval castle. You can see most the locations below in our gallery.
While the premise of the game pushes fun, it also pushes realism by using Unreal Engine 4 and NVIDIA technology to help achieve the level of destruction and physics a game like this requires.
Dangerous Golf is set for release in May on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. No price has been announced as of this writing.