Powerstar Golf Stroke

Xbox One launch title Powerstar Golf is now a free-to-play game, reports Eurogamer. Users first noticed a free version of Zoë Mode’s cartoonish golf title on the Xbox Games Stores yesterday before the media picked up the story.

Of course, it may be more fair to refer to Powerstar Golf as “free to try” rather than free to play. Much like how Killer Instinct only offers one rotating playable character at a time for free, Zoë Mode’s title is not being offered to gamers for free in its entirety. Microsoft describes the free version of Powerstar as “a selection of events including a hole from every course.” Free to players will have access to stroke or match play and will be able to accumulate experience, credits and gear, all of which will be savable.

Players wishing to access more of the game’s content will have to purchase four packs (Emperor’s Garden, Burning Sands, City Park and Rocky Ridge) for $5.99 each. Since Powerstar Golf originally released at the $19.99 price point, buying all four packs separately will set gamers back more money than it would have previously cost them to outright purchase the game. Thankfully, those who wish to gain access to the full suite can alternatively do so by purchasing all four packs simultaneously for $19.99.

The previously announced free DLC pack, Coyote Canyon, is also now available.

Source: Xbox Games Store via Eurogamer