PGA Championship Golf(tm) 2000 Goes Gold

 

CONTACT

Michelle
Stephens

425-649-9800
x5189

[email protected] 

FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

PGA
CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF(tm) 2000 GOES GOLD

Sierra
Sports(tm) Prepares to Ship New Golf Simulation and "Hook"
Players
on Improved Features

 

BELLEVUE,
WA (May 9, 2000) — Sierra Sports(tm) today announced that
PGA
Championship Golf ™ 2000, developed by Headgate Studios for the
PC,
has gone gold and will land on retail shelves around the end of May,
2000.
PGA Championship Golf 2000 is the first golf simulation to offer both complete
Season and Career tour-style experiences while improving upon
TrueSwing(tm)
3, the best real-time "smart" swing control feature offered in

the game genre.

 

"We
are in our third generation with PGA Championship Golf 2000. In this
new
version, we’ve listened carefully to our core audience, and
implemented
the features and key improvements they wanted most," said
Mike
Jacob, senior producer for Sierra Sports. "This product is a response to
what our customers asked for… plain and simple. Everyone involved in
making
this game – from development to marketing – are avid golfers who
live
to bring the best and most comprehensive computer golf experience to
enthusiasts
and casual players alike. When we say ‘By Golfers, For
Golfers,’
we really mean it."

 

"We
are excited about this release of PGA Championship Golf because of
the
elaborate season and career mode, new libraries for and
improvements
to the Course Architect, and changes to TrueSwing that
make
it parallel a real golf swing," said Vance Cook, president and founder

of Headgate Studios. "We’ve added some great
new features, but the rest
of the game also
received a great deal of polish."

 

In
PGA Championship Golf 2000, Season and Career models accurately
recreate
the experience of professional tour play. Players can now create
extensive
tours and season events, detailed down to who makes the cut,
while
tracking careers and earnings on an on-going basis. The product
line’s
signature TrueSwing 3 "smart" swing feature has been enhanced with

better pace and tempo for realistic feel, control
and intuitiveness
unmatched in computer
golf. Casual rounds will now become a little more
exciting
with the addition of popular side games such as Nassau, Greenies
and
Sandies. Other enhancements to PGA Championship Golf 2000
include
the addition of five new courses and improvements to the Course
Architect,
ball physics, golfer models, golf course graphics and in-game
camera
views.

 

Media/Press:
For more information on PGA Championship Golf 2000
including
screenshots or other materials, contact Michelle Stephens,
Senior
Public Relations Manager for Sierra Sports, phone 425.649.9800
x5189
or email [email protected] PGA Championship Golf
2000
is scheduled to ship in May 2000 for Windows 95/98/2000, $29.95
MSRP.

 

Sierra
Sports(tm) (www.sierrasports.com) brings the highest in quality,
authenticity,
fun and addictive gameplay to fans of interactive recreational
sports.
Upcoming titles from developers such as Dynamix(tm), Headgate
Studios
and Sierra Sports Northwest include FIELD & STREAM(r) Trophy
Bass(tm)
4, FIELD & STREAM(r) Trophy Big Game Hunting, PGA
Championship
Golf(tm) 2000 and Professional Bull Rider 2.

 

Founded
in 1992, Headgate Studios develops the most innovative and
technologically
advanced golf simulations available in PC gaming.
President
and Founder Vance Cook has 13 years of experience in the golf
genre
beginning with World Class Leaderboard(tm) for the Apple(r) II and
Access
Software’s Links(tm) and Links(tm) 386 Pro. Headgate Studios,
based
in Salt Lake City, Utah, began the PGA Championship Golf product
line
with Front Page Sports(r): Golf, published by Sierra On-Line in 1997.
Since
then, the company has designed and developed Sierra Sports Golf
Pro
’98, PGA Championship Golf(tm) 1999 Edition and the upcoming PGA
Championship(tm)
Golf 2000.

 

Sierra
On-Line, Inc. (http://www.sierra.com/) is one of the original
developers
and largest worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment
and
productivity software. Sierra is a division of Havas Interactive, a global

leader in interactive content, and is one of the
world’s largest publishers of
education,
entertainment and home productivity software. Its divisions,
Blizzard(r),
Coktel, Knowledge Adventure(r), Sierra(tm) and
Flipside.Com(tm)
are famous for releasing critically acclaimed and award
winning
titles. Havas has operations in the US and in Europe and is a
subsidiary
of the French publishing house Havas, part of Vivendi
Communications.

 

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PGA
Championship Golf is a trademark owned by The PGA of America.