Video game golf just got a little more exciting, as EA Sports PGA TOUR was announced earlier this morning. EA plans to reveal more details about the next-gen golf game, which is currently under development, in the upcoming weeks, with an official launch date to be announced in the coming months ahead.
In EA Sports PGA TOUR, golf fans will be able to build their virtual career and experience the sights, sounds, and thrills of the PGA TOUR including THE PLAYERS Championship, FedExCup Playoffs and more unforgettable events. The game will also feature many of the world’s most famous courses, where fans will have the option to play against and as some of the biggest names in professional golf. (Yup, that’s a dig at 2K…)
EA Sports PGA TOUR will be built on the EA Frostbite engine, leveraging next-gen technology, promising stunning fidelity, breathtaking immersive environments, and approachable, dynamic gameplay.
“Our team of passionate golf fans is meticulously recreating the world’s top courses such as Pebble Beach, and we can’t wait to give fans the opportunity to compete on some of the most iconic PGA TOUR courses and win the FedExCup.” – Cam Weber, EVP & GM, EA Sports
⛳️We’re back in the game…
— EA SPORTS PGA TOUR (@EASPORTSPGATOUR) March 29, 2021
The news comes just a couple of weeks after 2K announced a long term exclusive deal with Tiger Woods. Woods’ partnership with 2K includes rights for his name and likeness to appear exclusively in the PGA TOUR 2K franchise. This includes any other golf games published by 2K, during the partnership term.
Woods will play an active role in the video game landscape as an Executive Director and consultant with PGA TOUR 2K. 2K will also partner with Woods’ TGR Foundation, which provides award-winning STEM curricula and college-access programs to offer underserved students the tools needed to thrive in school and beyond.
It was no coincidence that Tiger Woods tweeted this today.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 29, 2021