EA Sports has released a teaser trailer for its upcoming PGA Tour game, EA Sports PGA Tour, providing a first look at gameplay. EA kicked things off with a bang, showcasing gameplay the iconic Masters tournament at Augusta National. It’s been a long time coming, as this is EA’s first golf game since the poorly received Rory McIlroy PGA Tour in 2015.
EA Sports PGA Tour sets itself apart from 2K’s PGA Tour series in part because it’s the only golf game to feature the Masters (and the three other majors: PGA Championship, US Open, and The Open). The trailer is very short, but it does provide a first look at Augusta National in all its glory. Check it out below.
EA Sports PGA Tour launches in Spring 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. A release date hasn’t been announced, but it’s a safe bet the game will launch around the time of the Masters in April 2023 to take advantage of the hype and increased interest in golf around that time.
In addition to the four majors, EA Sports PGA Tour includes what is considered by some to be the fifth major, The Players Championship, as well as the full FedExCup Playoffs and all of its courses. A number of real-life pro golfers will be playable in the game, including Jordan Spieth, while real-world brands and sponsors will be featured in EA Sports PGA Tour. Additionally, LPGA events, including the Amundi Evian Championship, will be in EA Sports PGA Tour, along with some top female pros like Lexi Thompson and Jin-Young Ko.
EA Sports PGA Tour also has a create-a-player feature, as well as shot data provided by ShotLink and TrackMana Data systems.
Professional golf is at a crossroads right now, with the new Saudi-backed LIV Golf tournament series competing with the PGA Tour. Thanks to bigger paydays, a lighter schedule, and a new format, LIV Golf has lured some PGA Tour players away, including big names like Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepa, Cam Smith, and Sergio Garcia, among others.
What impact this drama is having on EA Sports PGA Tour and PGA Tour 2K23 is unknown. For 2K’s game, the studio has confirmed that any pro in PGA Tour 2K23 who later jumps to LIV won’t be removed from the game. How, exactly, EA is handling the LIV situation is unknown at this stage.
2K’s own PGA Tour 2K23 is scheduled to release on October 14, but the game’s more expensive editions unlock today, October 11.
EA Sports PGA Tour Confirmed Courses (As Of October 2022)
- Augusta National Golf Club
- Pebble Beach Golf Links
- Southern Hills Country Club
- Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course
- Torrey Pines
- The Country Club in Brookline, Mass
- The Old Course at St Andrews Links
- Evian Resort Golf Club in Évian-les-Bains, France
- TPC Southwind
- Wilmington Country Club
- East Lake Golf Club
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