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Powerstar Golf is an upcoming game for the Xbox One by studio Zoe Mode, to be available at launch via Xbox Live. Although it features the same tried-and-true formula as most golf games, based around aiming shots and timing your swing, Powerstars adds a few special touches of its own: for starters, players choose not only a golfer to be their in-game avatar, but also their own caddy. Both of these give the player unique powers, such as the ability to skip the ball across water obstacles, or a magnetized ball that generates a gentle pull towards the current hole.
The main selling point, however, is the impressive array of online features that Powerstar Golf includes. At each hole, players are given information on their friends’ personal bests, including longest drive, and the closest they’ve gotten the ball to the hole on their first swing. Best rounds are saved over Xbox Live for anyone to try to beat, and leaderboards and world records are constantly updated, to give the game a competitive edge over similar titles.
- November 22, 2013