EA Sports PGA Tour Video Game To Launch In Spring 2023
The highly anticipated game has been pushed back a year
EA Sports PGA Tour has been delayed by a year, its publisher EA Sports has announced. The long-awaited game had been due to launch this spring but has now been delayed until spring 2023.
The game was initially announced in 2021, and though its release date was never confirmed, it had originally been hoped it would launch before this year’s Masters. However, those hopes were dampened early last November, when EA posted a message on Twitter explaining the move to push back the release. It said: “Hey golf fans, we wanted to let you know that we are shifting the launch date of EA Sports PGA Tour. We’re excited to bring championship golf to you and will be providing more information on our launch plans in the coming months.” That information has now come, and it won’t be quite what golf gamers wanted to hear.
When the game is eventually released, it promises to compete directly with the PGA Tour 2K series, with publisher 2K Games announcing a long-term partnership with Tiger Woods last year. That deal allows 2K Games to use Woods’ name and likeness in the franchise. However, there is no word on the release of any Woods-endorsed games yet.
With another year to wait before the release of EA Sports PGA Tour, we at least have some information about what to expect when it does arrive. Among the courses promised to feature in the game are Augusta National, Pebble Beach, Southern Hills, Kiawah Island, Torrey Pines and the Old Course at St Andrews.
The game will also feature all four Majors, the FedEx playoffs, the Players Championship, and LGPA events including the Evian Championship. Additionally, there will be “Road to the Masters” content that will “deliver players the prestige of competing in the Masters, plus additional experiences exclusive to Augusta National.” Career mode and tutorials are also planned.
Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories.
He has written hundreds of articles on the game, from features offering insights into how members of the public can play some of the world's most revered courses, to breaking news stories affecting everything from the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to developmental Tours and the amateur game.
Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course.
Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.
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