EA Sports PGA Tour: EA has announced that their ‘next generation’ of golfing video games will soon arrive with EA Sports PGA Tour. With all Majors licensed, an array of the world’s most dazzling courses, and plenty more, here’s a full look at EA Sports PGA Tour.
EA Sports is returning to golf with a fresh new game as part of a new long-term contract agreed with the PGA Tour. The title, which will be built on the EA Frostbite engine, will use cutting-edge technologies to provide an “immersive” experience.
The new game will enable golf fans to create their own virtual career while experiencing the sights, sounds, and thrills of the PGA Tour, including classic tournaments such as The Masters, The Open, The Players Championship, the FedExCup, and many more.
EA Sports PGA Tour Features
In Career Mode, EA Sports PGA Tour will include amateur tournaments such as the US Amateur Championship. Golf fans will be able to establish their own virtual careers and work their way through the world of the PGA Tour in the upcoming EA Sports PGA Tour game. So far, the features that gamers may look forward to are as follows:
- Players Championship.
- Playoffs for the FedExCup.
- The U.S. Open Championship.
- The British Open Championship.
- The PGA Championship.
- The Master’s Tournament.
- LPGA tournaments
- Unprecedented courses.
- Amateur competitions, such as the US Amateur Championship, have returned to Career Mode.
- ‘Road to Masters,’ in which players get a taste of what it’s like to participate in the Master’s Tournament.
- Experiences at Augusta National
- Tutorials to assist gamers in honing their talents.
“Our team of devoted golf fans is methodically replicating the world’s greatest courses, including Pebble Beach, and we can’t wait to offer fans the chance to play on some of the most famous PGA TOUR courses and win the FedExCup,” said Cam Weber, CEO of EA Sports.
The Masters, The Open, The Players Championship, The FedExCup
So far, the game’s marketing has focused on the inclusion of all four men’s major championships in 2022, including the Masters at Augusta National, the PGA Championship at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, and the British Open at St. Andrews.
The inclusion of Pebble Beach, Torrey Pines, Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course, and the Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass; FedEx Cup playoff courses at TPC Southwind, Wilmington Country Club, and East Lake; LPGA events including the Amundi Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club; multiple amateur events including the US Amateur; “Road to the Masters” content; a career mode; PGA Tour and LPGA pros; and ShotLi.
EA Sports PGA Tour Courses
EA has previously confirmed that a large number of official courses would be completely licensed and properly replicated in the game.
- Augusta Golf Club
- Golf Links at Pebble Beach
- Country Club of the Southern Hills
- The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
- Torrey Pines, California
- Brookline Country Club is a private club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
- St Andrews Links Old Course
- The Evian Resort Golf Club is located in Évian-les-Bains, France.
- TPC Wilmington’s Southwind Country Club
- East Lake Golf Club
- Sawgrass TPC
Aside from the obvious, such as the yearly trip to East Lake for the FedEx Cup finals and the world-famous St Andrews, classics such as Torrey Pines will be accessible. Not only that but Kiawah Island, the site of Phil Mickelson’s stunning PGA Championship victory in 2021, is also included.
EA Sports PGA Tour Platforms
EA has revealed the first details about their forthcoming golf game, EA Sports PGA Tour. The game is being marketed as a next-generation golf experience, and it is the product of a new long-term agreement between the publisher and the PGA Tour.
It has been announced that the game would be playable on “next-generation platforms,” although the specifications have yet to be divulged in full.
So, although the PS5 and Xbox Series S|X seem to be foregone conclusions, we’ll have to wait to learn about the possibility of teeing off on PS4, Xbox One, or PC.
EA Sports PGA Tour Video Game Release Date
Golf enthusiasts will have to wait another year for EA Sports’ “PGA Tour” series to restart. EA stated on Tuesday that the game, which was initially scheduled for Spring 2022, has been pushed back to Spring 2023.
EA confirmed the return of the PGA Tour on March 29, 2021, about a year ago. A succession of hopeful updates in the months that followed was followed by a tweet in November stating that EA was “changing the launch date.”
A release in Spring 2022 would have corresponded with the start of the major championship season in golf, and the game’s development team will now aim to reach the same target next year.
Given the postponement, the 2023 PGA Championship, US Open, and Open Championship will be held at Oak Hill, Los Angeles Country Club (North), and Royal Liverpool (Hoylake).
Although the release date of the EA Sports PGA Tour is uncertain, we do know some of the courses that will be included, which include some classics. The Masters’ home, Augusta National, features in the game and adorns the current cover. Augusta’s comeback alone is a significant event after an almost ten-year hiatus (could be longer depending on how long this delay is).
Other golf course behemoths such as The Country Club and Southern Hills, both ranked in the top 50 in the world, will also make an appearance. Some old favorites are returning, including The Old Course at St. Andrews and East Lake, as well as TPC Sawgrass, home of the PGA Tour’s headquarters.
EA Sports PGA Tour was abruptly postponed in November 2021, and we haven’t heard from them since. However, with the advent of Spring, baseball and The Master’s Tournament will return to our sports world.
There aren’t many things in any golf game that are as essential and personal to them as the golf courses. They give remarkable challenges as well as one-of-a-kind locations. Golfers have no defenses in front of them, but they do have many acres of land ready to spew fire at them like a dragon.
Alannah Morisset is a Canadian writer and author who works as a freelancer. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting and hiking up mountains, which she does when she is not creating short tales.