Digital Arts Takes One other Swing At Golf With EA Sports activities PGA Tour

Digital Arts Takes One other Swing At Golf With EA Sports activities PGA Tour

EA has pulled the curtain again on it’s new golf title, EA Sports activities PGA Tour. The sport is billed as a next-gen golf expertise and is the results of a brand new, long-term deal between the writer and the PGA Tour. 

There is not a ton of information concerning the title as of but. The press launch does point out options akin to constructing a digital profession and that gamers will compete on a number of of the “world’s most well-known programs”. Occasions embrace The Gamers Championship and the FedExCup Playoffs. 

EA’s Tibruron studio in Orlando, FL is growing EA Sports activities PGA Tour. The sport is being made utilizing the Frostbite engine which can, in EA’s phrases, provide “beautiful constancy, breathtaking immersive environments, and approachable, dynamic gameplay.”

“EA Sports activities and the PGA Tour have created a number of the most memorable golf online game experiences collectively, and we couldn’t be extra excited to develop our sports activities portfolio with a brand new golf title on next-gen {hardware},” stated Cam Weber, EVP & GM, EA Sports activities within the press launch. “Our crew of passionate golf followers is meticulously recreating the world’s high programs akin to Pebble Seaside, and we will’t wait to provide followers the chance to compete on a number of the most iconic PGA Tour programs and win the FedExCup.”

EA guarantees to share extra information, akin to a launch date, within the coming months.

The sport serves as a comeback to the game for EA. The collection started in 1990 earlier than being branded as Tiger Woods’ PGA Tour starting in 1998. Tiger graced each cowl till 2013, when EA ended their partnership with Woods in favor of one other high golfer, Rory McIlroy. A single PGA Tour sport launched beneath his title launched in 2015 to a tepid reception. Apparently sufficient, this new sport is the primary time the collection has lacked the branding of an athlete since PGA Tour 98. 

Since Rory McIlroy’s PGA Tour launched, 2K Video games’ The Golf Membership franchise ultimately morphed into a brand new PGA Tour Sequence. The latest sport is PGA Tour 2K21, which launched final fall. One would assume that 2K’s partnership with the PGA Tour has come to an finish with this announcement, however that is not clear both approach. It is particularly attention-grabbing provided that 2K very just lately introduced a cope with Tiger Woods involving the PGA Tour 2K collection. All in all, the information that EA needs one other stab at golf shouldn’t be not like the one saying the writer’s return to varsity soccer earlier this yr (even the promotional artwork is equivalent). 

What do you make of EA getting again into golf, and what would you like from a new-gen golf expertise? Share your ideas within the feedback.