Xbox One's Powerstar Golf gets new course, free trial mode
Xbox One's Powerstar Golf has received a new update featuring a new course, new achievements, and a new Free Trial mode that allows newcomers to try out the game before purchasing it.
The Free Trial mode works similar to that of Killer Instinct. You can download the game for free and play a series of free events with one character. It includes a training event, as well as two different events that sample a hole from each of the game's five courses. You'll still be able to earn credits, level up, purchase gear and collect boosters, but additional content is split into purchasable packs. Course Game Packs, which run for $5.99 each (or $19.99 for the whole thing) unlock courses, golfers and caddies. Even better, they go towards the full game price, meaning you can choose to upgrade later without taking a hit.
In addition to the new mode, the update adds a new free course: Coyote Canyon. Aside from the scenic desert surrounding, the new course features a shortcut feature. You'll be able to make blind shots over large rocks, technical drives between crevasses, and trick shots off stones for some amazing opportunities, like Double Eagles. Coyote Canyon will also come with some new Achievements.