What is all this golf, Alice B asked recently, just like I did when I was 13 and suddenly all my friends took up the hobby. I didn’t have an answer then and I don’t have an answer now, but Turbo Golf Racing is the most interesting of the recent generation of goofy spoilers. It’s golf with cars, or Rocket League with golf, and it’s launching a cross-platform beta tomorrow.
The Turbo Golf Racing beta will run from Thursday, April 28 at 2 a.m. PDT/10 a.m. BST/11 a.m. CEST until Monday, May 2 at 4 a.m. PDT/12 p.m. BST/1 p.m. CEST. Players who wish to join can request access via Steam nowand that looks like it will be available to everyone who signs up.
The beta will contain 12 playable courses, an online multiplayer mode for up to eight players, a single-player time trial mode, and a bunch of daily missions and player levels to race through. Be warned, however, that your progress will not carry over to the full game.
Turbo Golf Racing is very similar to Rocket League in terms of art style, but the main difference is that it is a race rather than a timed arena match. You aim to be the first player to move your ball around the course and into the hole, and you can unlock and equip “Power Cores” that either help you by boosting your abilities (e.g. allowing you to hit the ball harder away) or allowing you to attack your opponents.
Otherwise, there are jumps, boosts, air-flips and bootloads of customization options for your car. All the familiar features.
If you like the beta, Turbo Golf Racing is set to launch in Early Access on Steam and Game Pass later this year. For now, you can hit the button on its Steam store page or sign up through the agency’s website.