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The Golf Club Adds Season Mode With Collector’s Edition

Developer HB Studios keeps adding to The Golf Club, and this time it's including a multi-year Season mode as part of a Collector's Edition.

Maximum Games is putting out the Collector's Edition on April 28 for $ 39.99, which is the first boxed version of the already-released PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One title. The Collector's Edition also includes all of the game's free updates to date, and for a period of a few weeks, will be gamers' only chance to play the new seasons mode. After the exclusivity window, the mode will be available as paid DLC. Producer Anthony Kyne told us he expects the DLC to cost around $ 10.

Season mode allows you to move up the ranks through five different tours of tournaments, from a relatively short local season through the amateur, pro am, pro, and elite ranks. Along the way you'll play against 48 A.I. players – some of whom will progress and continue to challenge you as you move from tier to tier.

The Season mode contains HB Studios-made courses, and Kyne told us that the developer hopes to make improvements to the mode over time for free. He said one feature currently being discussed is for users to be able to create and share their own seasons.

The Collector's Edition also includes a collectible e-book. Details about its contents are scarce at the moment, but it will contain a look at the sport from industry experts. More info on the e-book will come as the game's release date nears.

For more on The Golf Club check out my review, as well as our discussion with Kyne about the future of the game and more.

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Our Take
This is a welcome addition to the base game, which needed some kind of overarching progression system. Given how HB Studios' is eschewing the typical approach of yearly iterations, it will be interesting to see how the game and its paid components price out against a new $ 60 game as time goes on.

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