In the game, you become a giant robot playing golf in a fully destructible environment. Is your ball stuck behind a pesky building? No problem, just smash it to pieces and continue your game. After all, you are a 100 foot robot.
A neat feature of the game is that you can play with others online in real time. This sounds like a great social VR experience. Another cool feature: 100 foot robots.
From the game’s promotion page:
PlayStation VR support allows you to strap in and experience destructive golf drives like never before.
Extremetech interviewed game creator Dan Teasdale about its adaptation to VR. He says that they initially planned for it to be only a standard TV PS4 experience. But it was actually Sony that suggested turning it in to a VR game. At that time, he says, he wasn’t too familiar with how far VR had progressed. So he went to try it out.
We instantly converted from “man, this VR thing seems overhyped” to “this is absolutely fantastic and we’re now crazy VR people.” -Dan Teasdale, game creator
They are making sure it works well for VR and is not just an after-thought hack. They are applying good VR game design principles such as using an independent camera model and HUD to remove any sense of nausea.
The huge robot golf game you can play in split-screen on your TV is the same game you can play in VR, it’s just the VR mode is way more immersive and amazing. -Dan Teasdale, game creator