Although we have already seen several proposals for minigolf in virtual reality, today it is the turn of the authentic golf by the hand of HB Studios, who have adapted their well-known The Golf Club to SteamVR.
The Golf Club VR it premieres on Steam in the Early Access mode and follows the good custom of many titles by offering a discount during the first week, in this case a 15%, which leaves the final price at 19.54€. In return, we will be able to enjoy a virtual reality adaptation of this 2014 title, which although it was not originally intended for this medium, there is no doubt about the inclusion of motion controllers and room scale they make the task much easier. The original game has nothing less than 130,000 fields, many procedurally generated and many others contributed by the community, so the variety is assured, although at this point they are not all available yet but they will arrive later.
Various improvements have been made to the original game to bring more realism to this virtual reality experience, such as the audio, which includes environmental effects that we all expect to find on a golf course. In addition, a specific rating system for virtual reality has been included, thanks to which users will be able to vote the fields that they like the most and thus stand out among the enormous amount available, whose joint surface exceeds the 250,000 Km2.
At the beginning we will have some limits, since the multiplayer mode that exists in the classic version of the game is not yet available, but it will come when the release of the final version is approaching. At the moment they are going to devote all their efforts to polishing and improving the virtual reality experience. As for the native support for Oculus Rift and Touch, the developers claim that, although they do not completely rule it out, it is not on their to-do list at the moment, so the game will have to be run using SteamVR, which should not pose any impediment. Of course, they insist that they cannot guarantee its operation since they have focused only on HTC Vive.