EA Sports introduced Monday it’s creating a PGA Tour-licensed golf online game for consoles, giving 2K Sports a direct competitor to its PGA Tour 2K collection. A launch date shall be introduced “in the coming months,” EA stated.
EA Sports PGA Tour will embrace the Tour’s branding, plus The Players Championship, the FedExCup Playoffs, and Pebble Beach Golf Links, in keeping with a information launch from Electronic Arts. EA this yr signed a “new, long-term deal” with the PGA Tour, the assertion stated. The writer didn’t specify platforms in the information launch, however described the product as a “next-gen golf video game.”
“We’ve partnered with EA Sports to bring immersive golf video game experiences to fans of all ages for years,” stated Len Brown, the PGA Tour’s licensing government. “We are thrilled to continue working with EA Sports on its golf franchise to authentically represent the PGA Tour for the next generation.”
Electronic Arts’ announcement comes two weeks after 2K introduced it had purchased HB Studios, the previously unbiased developer of The Golf Club and PGA Tour 2K collection, and signed an unique take care of Tiger Woods to seem in the collection starting with its subsequent version. Woods and EA Sports had partnered on the Tiger Woods PGA Tour collection, for consoles and PC, from 1998 to 2013.
EA’s final golf online game was 2015’s Rory McIlroy PGA Tour for PlayStation four and Xbox One. EA Sports PGA Tour shall be developed by the corporate’s EA Tiburon studio in Maitland, Florida, which additionally made Rory McIlroy PGA Tour and the Tiger Woods PGA Tour collection earlier than it.
2K started publishing golf titles in 2018 with The Golf Club 2019, which additionally featured PGA Tour licensing, The Players Championship (with six TPC course), and the FedExCup playoffs. The collection returned in 2020 as PGA Tour 2K21, with 10 TPC programs and 5 extra real-life programs.
EA stated Monday that EA Sports PGA Tour shall be constructed in the corporate’s Frostbite engine, as Rory McIlroy PGA Tour was six years in the past. “We can’t wait to give fans the opportunity to compete on some of the most iconic PGA tour courses, and win the FedEx Cup,” Cam Weber, EA Sports’ common supervisor, stated in a press release.
The resumption of a golf collection is one other shock growth of EA Sports’ portfolio, following a console era in which the label recurrently revealed simply 4 collection. At the start of February, EA Sports introduced it was returning to varsity soccer with a licensed online game for consoles, someday in 2022 or afterward.
It additionally follows Electronic Arts’ December acquisition of motorsports specialist Codemasters, with a last-minute, $1.2 billion bid that overrode 2K mum or dad Take-Two Interactive’s preliminary $994 million deal to purchase out the studio.