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PGA TOUR 2K21 Video - Lead Commentators Luke Elvy and Rich Beem

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PGA TOUR 2K21

PGA TOUR 2K21 Video - Lead Commentators Luke Elvy and Rich Beem

2K has posted another PGA TOUR 2K21 video today. This one features lead commentators Luke Elvy and Rich Beem, as they discuss the process of recording their voice overs, while calling the action.

PGA TOUR 2K21 will include 15 licensed PGA TOUR courses, each of which were scanned using cutting-edge technology to bring the fairways, greens, bunkers, trees, lakes and ponds to life. Players can also trick out their own greens and fairways with thousands of custom options in the Course Designer.

Players can create and personalize their MyPLAYERs with equipment and apparel from licensed brands, including adidas, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Malbon Golf, Callaway Golf, Bridgestone Golf, TaylorMade Golf and more.

PGA TOUR 2K21 is designed for players of all skill levels. Rookies can take advantage of real-time tutorials, tips and shot suggestions, while veterans can master their games with Pro Vision, Distance Control, Putt Preview and other innovations.

Social gaming is at the core of the experience, as players can hit the links with friends in local and online matches, including Alt-Shot, Stroke Play, Skins and 4-Player Scramble. In addition, Online Societies will encourage players to invite their squad to hit the clubhouse and run full seasons and tournaments with unique entry rules and requirements ,as well as handicap and event settings.

PGA TOUR 2K21 is scheduled to release on August 21 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia.

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  1. MrArlingtonBeach
    At some point, I really hope they provide some info that might actually make me consider buying this game...

    It's going to take a live stream of head to head play, with Pro Vision off, and less forgiving clubs in play for a lot of hard core golf gamers. I know it would me if I weren't a golf gaming junkie, who'll buy any non-mini golf game that comes along ;)
    PGA 2K21 is choosing a backwards way of releasing the info for this game, at least compared with how other sports games start their marketing. Other games like Madden and MLB The Show started off their marketing roll-outs for their most recent games (Madden 21 and The Show 20) by showcasing gameplay. Madden did a gameplay deep dive video last week, and The Show started off their developer streams by doing two full videos dedicated to gameplay changes. Say what you will about the quality of those other games, but gameplay seems to be king for them when it comes to getting the hype train rolling.
    While 2K mentioned some gameplay additions and features early on, nothing else has really been said or shown when it comes to specifics. The IGN gameplay video showed what the game kind of plays like at a really easy difficulty level, but no details were given about any real gameplay tweaks or updates.
    All we know for sure at this point are the names of the unplayable pros in the game, that the UI in-game has been given a nice update, additional real equipment and apparel brands are in, and Luke Elvy and Rich Beem make up the career mode broadcast booth. Everything else is either a guess or completely unknown.
    MrArlingtonBeach
    PGA 2K21 is choosing a backwards way of releasing the info for this game, at least compared with how other sports games start their marketing. Other games like Madden and MLB The Show started off their marketing roll-outs for their most recent games (Madden 21 and The Show 20) by showcasing gameplay. Madden did a gameplay deep dive video last week, and The Show started off their developer streams by doing two full videos dedicated to gameplay changes. Say what you will about the quality of those other games, but gameplay seems to be king for them when it comes to getting the hype train rolling.
    While 2K mentioned some gameplay additions and features early on, nothing else has really been said or shown when it comes to specifics. The IGN gameplay video showed what the game kind of plays like at a really easy difficulty level, but no details were given about any real gameplay tweaks or updates.
    All we know for sure at this point are the names of the unplayable pros in the game, that the UI in-game has been given a nice update, additional real equipment and apparel brands are in, and Luke Elvy and Rich Beem make up the career mode broadcast booth. Everything else is either a guess or completely unknown.

    All true, and it's truly puzzling to me. I get the impression that I'm going to like the swing interface better in 2K21, but it's not based on a whole lot of what they said, it was what I could glean from the 4 hole walkthough. I get the sense that they are being evasive about speaking to the matter of whether you'll be able to play a career round with a featured pro in the same pairing. People are going to find out sooner or later, but I think they need to go ahead and put that out there and not run the risk of appearing to be sitting on that fact, in hopes people won't realize it until after they've bought it.
    They've admitted that you can't play as a feature pro, but the way they admit even that sounds a little evasive... I've seen a number of tweets posing the question, "can we play as a pro?", and the answer comes back, "you'll play as your MyPLAYER"... IOW, they don't want to come out and directly say 'no, you can't play as a pro'.
    They did stream live play of producer Shaun West playing You Tuber "TheApexHound" a week or so prior to the release of TGC 2019. It was by far and away the most informative and helpful thing they did during its rollout, as it answered most of my questions. I'm getting signals that something like that might happen again with 2K21.
    OnlookerDelay
    They did stream live play of producer Shaun West playing You Tuber "TheApexHound" a week or so prior to the release of TGC 2019. It was by far and away the most informative and helpful thing they did during its rollout, as it answered most of my questions. I'm getting signals that something like that might happen again with 2K21.

    I feel this is exactly what the very first marketing deliverable should have been. Shows the game off, live, giving people an actual idea of what the game offers. They can talk about improvements, new features, etc. That's what would get me considering a pre-order. Not The Miz talking to Justin Thomas about...stuff, or Rich Beem talking about Super Chickens? And for me, a career mode guy, they even did a video on that - but I am still left with a bunch of questions and have no idea what that mode is actually going to be like.
    TheApexHound has a ton of golf video game content on YouTube, and would be able to talk about the game with the devs in a way that most of us would probably like to.
    Then, after this that initial info is out in the wild, they can focus on "swinging your swag" or whatever else that have in their marketing bin. Gameplay has to be the boss...all the rest is just icing.
    The yawn continues...
    I think they aren’t telling us more of what we want to know...for a reason.
    Believe people when they tell you who they are (or refrain from doing so)
    Yeah, to me it would make sense to get the bad news out there early, then spend the rest of your time building up the strong points of your game (or at least what you believe to be the strong points). If the game is really going to be released in August, that means it's finished right now, so might as well start getting ahead of what is and isn't in the game.
    Anyway, I'm still willing to see the full release game and make a decision. Everything between now and then is probably just noise at this point....
    pietasterp
    Yeah, to me it would make sense to get the bad news out there early

    Well - "maybe"... They might think ambiguity is better as it gives people some "hope" and they might end up pre-ordering it and accepting delivery of it - no refunds - before finding out what HB/2K could have told them in advance..
    I know - it's cynical - but I think right now it's "keep it positive and light" and cruise to release and capture all the pre-order $ they can.
    The whole pre-order thing cracks me up - particularly for digital copies..
    Other than total throwaway digital "extras" - I see no point in it (for the consumer) whatsoever.
    But - I do think it creates some mental tension that gets a user onboard with early hype and nudges them towards keeping the pre-order "just to see"...."I've already pre-ordered it after all..." etc
    The benefits of a digital pre-order are pretty much exclusively on the publisher/dev side of things.
    scagwi
    Well - "maybe"... They might think ambiguity is better as it gives people some "hope" and they might end up pre-ordering it and accepting delivery of it - no refunds - before finding out what HB/2K could have told them in advance..
    I know - it's cynical - but I think right now it's "keep it positive and light" and cruise to release and capture all the pre-order $ they can.
    The whole pre-order thing cracks me up - particularly for digital copies..
    Other than total throwaway digital "extras" - I see no point in it (for the consumer) whatsoever.
    But - I do think it creates some mental tension that gets a user onboard with early hype and nudges them towards keeping the pre-order "just to see"...."I've already pre-ordered it after all..." etc
    The benefits of a digital pre-order are pretty much exclusively on the publisher/dev side of things.

    I don't think that's cynical, I think it's accurate. It is, in fact, literally the only reason why such a thing as "pre-ordering" would exist in this day and age. There is a zero percent chance physical copies of games will sell out at every local store in your area no matter where you live, and since game purchasing has gone digital for a significant percentage of people, there is never any chance at all you won't be able to get it.
    I want to like this game - I really do. But their marketing to date has made it really difficult to keep the faith. I know they won't make it just selling to golf die-hards like myself, but at least some nod to those of us that want to play a serious, realistic game of golf with a fully featured career mode would be nice.
    capnlarge
    I hope the commentary are not constantly cracking jokes.

    Agree. If you aren't Gary McCord or David Feherty, just keep it straight down the middle.
    pietasterp
    Agree. If you aren't Gary McCord or David Feherty, just keep it straight down the middle.

    Based on the gameplay footage, it looks like that’s also where most all drives will be... :grin:

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