EA has announced that its “next generation” of golf video games will be coming soon with the EA Sports PGA Tour. Featuring all the licensed majors, a host of the world’s most dazzling golf courses and more, here’s a complete look at the EA Sports PGA Tour.
EA Sports is returning to golf with a brand as part of a new long-term deal with the PGA Tour new game. The title is based on the EA Frostbite engine and uses the latest technology for an “immersive” experience.
The new game allows golf fans to build their virtual career and experience the sights, sounds and thrills of the PGA Tour, including a range of iconic events such as The Masters, The Open, The Players Championship, the FedExCup and more.
As the game is still in development, there is currently no specific release date in sight for the EA Sports PGA Tour. The game was originally scheduled for release in Spring 2022. However, a tweet from the game’s official Twitter page has confirmed that it will be slightly delayed.
— EA SPORTS PGA TOUR (@EASPORTSPGATOUR) November 3, 2021
The announcement does not directly refer to a new release period, nor does it indicate that it will be pushed back to 2023. We imagine there’s either a technical hiccup that needs fixing, or that the game needs a few extra tweaks to make it fully polished.
So far, players can expect the following features:
- The Player Championship.
- FedExCup Playoffs.
- US Open Championship.
- The Open Championship.
- PGA Championship.
- master tournament.
- LPGA events.
- Courses never seen before.
- The return of amateur events to career mode, such as US Amateur Championship.
- ‘way to the master‘ as players learn what it’s like to compete in the Masters tournament.
- Augusta National Experiences.
- Tutorials to help players improve their skills.
“Our team of passionate golf fans meticulously recreates the world’s best golf courses like Pebble Beach and we can’t wait to give fans the chance to compete on some of the most iconic PGA TOUR courses and win the FedExCup,” said EA Sports boss Cam weaver.
⛳️We’re back in the game…
– EA SPORTS (@EASPORTS) March 29, 2021
The inclusion of the prestigious Masters tournament is incredibly exciting and it marks the first time The Masters has appeared in a golf game since Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 in 2011 and it will hold pride of place on the game’s cover.
— EA SPORTS PGA TOUR (@EASPORTSPGATOUR) April 7, 2021
“EA Sports pioneered the use of aerial photography of this kind to collect millions of data points previously unavailable in golf games to authentically recreate the unparalleled beauty of Augusta National in-game,” EA said in a statement.
In addition to hosting a fully licensed Augusta, players can also play golf’s other three majors: The Open, The US Open and the PGA Championship – as well as the Players Championship.
These are the biggest, toughest tournaments to win every year, and now EA Sports PGA Tour players who bid can experience unbridled authenticity.
EA Sports PGA Tour courses
EA has already announced a host of official courses that are fully licensed and faithfully recreated in-game.
- Augusta National Golf Club
- Pebble Beach Golf Links
- Southern Hills Country Club
- Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
- Torrey Pines
- The Country Club in Brookline, Mass
- The Old Course at St Andrews Links
- Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France
- TPC south wind
- Wilmington Country Club
- East Lake Golf Club
- TPC sawgrass
Aside from obvious inclusions like the annual trip to East Lake for the FedEx Cup Finals and the world famous St. Andrews, classics like Torrey Pines will be available. Not only that, but Kiawah Island, the scene of Phil Mickelson’s incredible 2021 PGA Championship triumph, will also be there.
The game has been confirmed to be playable on “next-gen platforms”, but the details of that have not yet been revealed in detail.
So while PS5 and Xbox Series S|X seem to be certainties, we’ll have to wait to hear about the potential for the markdown on PS4, Xbox One or PC.
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