While 2K has the virtual golf sport sim genre locked up with PGA Tour 2K21. it seems a new competitor is putting out soon, as EA has announced EA Sports PGA Tour which the publisher calls “a new next-gen golf video game, currently in development” — signaling this won’t be available on PS4, Xbox One.
While there’s no trailer or release date given, EA has revealed that the golf game will use the Frostbite game engine “leveraging next-gen technology, promises stunning fidelity, breathtaking immersive environments, and approachable, dynamic gameplay.”
Here’s a few blurbs from EA and PGA Tour execs on the partnership straight from the press release:
“EA SPORTS and the PGA TOUR have created some of the most memorable golf video game experiences together, and we couldn’t be more excited to expand our sports portfolio with a new golf title on next-gen hardware,” said Cam Weber, EVP & GM, EA SPORTS. “Our team of passionate golf fans is meticulously recreating the world’s top courses such as Pebble Beach, and we can’t wait to give fans the opportunity to compete on some of the most iconic PGA TOUR courses and win the FedExCup.”
“We’ve partnered with EA SPORTS to bring immersive golf video game experiences to fans of all ages for years,” said Len Brown, PGA TOUR Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President Licensing and Merchandising. “We are thrilled to continue working with EA SPORTS on its golf franchise to authentically represent the PGA TOUR for the next generation. The newest game will give golf fans another way to experience their favorite sport, or to discover their passion for it.”