It is 2023 and it’s been a long time since we have seen an EA Sports PGA Tour Game. However, we did get an announcement in March 2021 of a new EA Sports PGA Tour getting its debut into the new generation of consoles. Sadly, a year later, it was delayed, for reasons unknown.
EA Sports PGA Tour was delayed for another year meaning it’s been nearly a decade since we last had a release in the franchise. For that, you need to go all the way back to 2015 with the Rory McIlroy release. There was The Golf Club which is now part of 2K to keep us going but the EA release was more accessible to casual fans of the sport. Plus having competition is good and can be productive on either side. Last year EA delayed the game till Spring 2023 so are we close to a launch?
EA Sports PGA Tour On Its Way At Last
It seems we are now finally getting the game, two years after the announcement. We also have a gameplay trailer that goes into some of the gameplay mechanics and shot types. We also get a glimpse at the game’s visual upgrades compared to its predecessors. The trailer can be found below.
The Courses Available At Launch
- 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
So for the professionals, available to use in-game, including a couple of the top-ranked players on the PGA Tour.
- Scottie Scheffler
- Cameron Champ
- Xander Schauffele
- Im Sung-jae
- Nelly Korda
- Lexi Thompson
- Jordan Spieth
- Tony Finau
- Hideki Matsuyama
From the official website, we see that the game tees off on March 24th, unless you pre-order the Deluxe Edition. That gives you three-day early access, so launching on March 21st for those willing to preorder. The game is said to be the home of the majors, so that is the PGA Championship, US Open Championship, The Open Championship, and the Masters Tournament at Augusta. There will be a career mode, as well as the Ladies PGA Tour. As for platforms, according to the official website FAQ section, the game“will be available to play on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC via the EA App, Steam and the Epic Games Store”.
For those interested, you can pre-order either the Standard or Deluxe edition.