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Arc but not Natal support for Tiger Woods 11

EA announces motion controls for PS3 golf game, but leaves out 360 version

Electronic Arts' Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 will include support for the PlayStation motion controller - currently believed to be codenamed "Arc" - but not Microsoft's Project Natal.

The latest iteration of the franchise was unveiled at the ongoing Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and iPhone.

The game is due to be released on June 8, with the PlayStation motion controller not expected to be released until the autumn. Nevertheless, in comments made to website VG247 an EA spokesperson indicated that "timing" was the sole reason for the lack of Natal support and that it would be introduced in the next iteration.

Microsoft has promised that Project Natal, which has so far been the higher profile of the two new motion controllers, will be released before Christmas 2010.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 featured support for the Wii MotionPlus add-on, with an optional bundle including the peripheral sold in most territories. EA has already confirmed that this support will continue in this year's game.

Thanks to the use of motion controls the Wii version has become the most successful in the series in recent years, with the most recent iteration receiving particular critical praise.

The main new gameplay features for Tiger Woods 11 are the inclusion of the officially licensed Ryder Cup tournament and online team play for 24 players on the 360 and PS3.

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