EA has announced that the EA Sports PGA Tour release window is now targeted in Spring 2023. It will run on EA’s Frostbite game engine, and will be the only game featuring the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open Championship, and The Open Championship.
For those of you planning on playing the Career Mode, you can compete at The Players Championship, the FedExCup Playoffs, and the Amundi Evian Championship. EA also promises the game will have the most ultra-realistic graphics that have ever been featured in a golf game before.
You can read the full features of the game from the press release info provided down below.
- THE PLAYERS Championship and FedExCup Playoffs – Players will also be able to compete in the PGA TOUR’s most thrilling events during the golf season including THE PLAYERS Championship and FedExCup Playoffs. True to the real-life PGA TOUR season, players earn FedExCup points throughout the in-game Career Mode for a chance to make the FedExCup Playoffs, with the top golfers at the end of the year given the opportunity to win the FedExCup. Career mode will also see the return of the Korn Ferry Tour, adding another layer of depth to the game that will allow players to hone their skills before joining the PGA TOUR.
- The exclusive home of all four of golf’s major championships – Golf enthusiasts can build a legendary career as they authentically compete at golf’s most prestigious annual events while experiencing the unique atmosphere and venues of each tournament.
- LPGA and The Amundi Evian Championship- Golf fans can also compete at The Amundi Evian Championship, one of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour’s five major championships and will have the opportunity to play as several female athletes as well as create a female golfer of their own in the newly overhauled Create-A-Player feature. Players will be able to participate in a series of LPGA-themed challenges and other events. Iona Stephen will also be joining the EA commentary team as the first female on-course commentator in-game, bringing her experienced insights from both playing professionally and working in golf broadcasting.
- ShotLink® and TrackMan Data-PGA TOUR golfers will be authentically replicated in EA SPORTS PGA TOUR like never before with ShotLink® powered by CDW, the PGA TOUR’s proprietary real-time scoring system. EA SPORTS PGA TOUR uniquely incorporates ShotLink data, which will provide extensive amounts of data that will be integrated into the game’s development, resulting in accurate player ratings and skills and magnified true-to-life in-game events. Data from TrackMan, a world leader in 3D ball flight measurement and swing analysis, is also being incorporated into the game to add an additional layer of authenticity by allowing EA’s game designers to perfect gameplay and numerous stats such as club tuning.
EA Sports PGA Tour will also be the first licensed golf game to be released for the newer PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles. Read up on the Shotlink system the devs are using for the game right here.