EA Debuts Console-Mobile Phone Connectivity

EA revealed today that the console versions of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 can interface with the mobile edition for in-game bonuses, with EA stating this is its "first integration of a mobile phone game feature that can influence the console edition of the same title."

Dubbed Console Boost, the feature requires a free EA Account, awarding players with stat boosts in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the EA Tiburon-developed golfing game. The console versions hit earlier this year, the mobile version just launched.

Explained EA:

  • The CONSOLE BOOST earned by playing the mobile game is stored in the registered customer's EA account. Once the players apply the CONSOLE BOOST to their Xbox 360 or PLAYSTATION 3 accounts they see an immediate increase in the skill levels of their athletes.
  • The value of the CONSOLE BOOST upload varies depending on the skill level played on the mobile game (Amateur, Pro or Legend) and how well the user completes the series of challenges.
  • Challenges can be played on any of the courses in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 mobile and there are varying requirements to complete the series of challenges.