EA Sports PGA Tour marks the return of EA to the much-loved golfing world. EA Sports PGA Tour will feature all four Majors and important tournaments, tons of courses, a list of PGA Tour pro players, an in-depth career mode, and a hefty amount of content post-launch.
It’s been a few years, but EA Sports are back in the golf game stratosphere. They are clearly here to make a statement with EA Sports PGA Tour as the game is chock-full of content from a dazzling array of real-life and fantasy courses to the inclusion of all four majors and a dazzling array of official Tour pros.
Built on the EA Frostbite engine, the title will utilize the latest technology for an “immersive” experience like never before. Add in a full career mode and so much more content to come after the game’s release and there’s a lot to unpack.
So let’s dive into EA Sports PGA Tour and explore what players can experience when they tee it up in EA’s new golf sim game.
- EA Sports PGA Tour: Release date
- EA Sports PGA Tour: Platforms
- EA Sports PGA Tour: Majors
- EA Sports PGA Tour: Courses
- EA Sports PGA Tour: Real golfers
- EA Sports PGA Tour: Trailers
EA Sports PGA Tour: Release date
EA Sports PGA Tour fans can expect the full release of the game on Friday, April 7, 2023, and golf fans will know that this is perfect timing as it will launch the week of The Masters – the beginning of the four-month-long Major season.
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The title has received two different delays now, but EA has said in a statement: “EA SPORTS PGA TOUR will now launch the week of the Masters Tournament, with an early access release on Tuesday, April 4 and worldwide launch on Friday, April 7.”
EA Sports PGA Tour: Platforms
The platforms that EA Sports PGA Tour will be playable on are the following: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. If you’re on PC, the game will be accessible through the EA App, Steam, and the Epic Store.
There will be no PS4 or Xbox One version as EA is concentrating on making this a truly next-gen experience operating at full capacity.
EA Sports PGA Tour: Masters, The Open, US Open & PGA Championship Majors licensed
EA dropped a bombshell with the game’s announcement by delivering a tremendous coup: obtaining all four Majors, as well as the courses that will host each tournament.
The 2012 edition of Tiger Woods PGA Tour first included The Masters and Augusta in all their glory. Now, not only will they return, but the game will also feature The Open and Royal Liverpool, the US Open and Los Angeles Country Club, and the PGA Championship and Oak Hill.
The meticulous level of detail has already been shown off by EA and players are set to enjoy an authentic time with all four Majors captured in unreal levels of detail.
In addition to all of this, the FedEx Cup will also be included, along with golf’s unofficial fifth Major – The Players Championship.
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— EA SPORTS PGA TOUR (@EASPORTSPGATOUR) April 7, 2021
“EA Sports employed first-of-its-kind aerial scanning to collect millions of data points, previously inaccessible in golf games, to recreate the unparalleled beauty of Augusta National authentically in the game,” EA said.
EA Sports PGA Tour: Courses
There will be an astonishing amount of courses available at EA Sports PGA Tour’s launch with 30 confirmed for day one.
Not only that, but we learned in our interview with the devs that plenty more are coming and will be arriving as free DLC to expand the game even further.
Here is the complete list of official courses that will be playable in EA Sports PGA Tour:
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- Augusta National
- St Andrews
- Pebble Beach
- The Country Club
- Southern Hills
- TPC Sawgrass
- East Lake
- Wilmington Country Club
- TPC Boston
- TPC Southwind
- TPC Scottsdale
- Whistling Straits
- PGA West
- Quail Hollow
- Torrey Pines
- Kiawah Island Ocean Course
- Chambers Bay
- Banff Springs
- Wolf Creek
- Bay Hill
- Liberty National
- Harbour Town
- Riviera Country Club
- Tara Iti
- Top of the Rock
- Bandon Dunes
- Evian Resort
- Teeth of the Dog
- Wetlands (fantasy course)
- Lighthouse Pointe (fantasy course)
“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,” said EA Sports boss Cam Weber.
In a recent blog, EA discussed the course-mapping process: “Each course is designed in stunning quality with Frostbite, so you can immerse yourself in golf’s finer details more than ever before. And to achieve the most true-to-life course visuals we meticulously mapped Augusta National, the home of the Masters, and other courses, with state-of-the-art technologies like photogrammetry scanning, drone technology, and survey-grade GPS.”
It also discusses how EA representatives visited all of these courses and absorbed every single facet of each course to be able to deliver the most pinpoint accurate depictions of the iconic venues imaginable.
EA Sports PGA Tour: Real golfers
Again, here’s a list of the confirmed names locked in for the title so far:
- Scottie Scheffler
- Cameron Champ
- Xander Schauffele
- Patrick Cantlay
- Im Sung-jae
- Nelly Korda
- Lexi Thompson
- Jordan Spieth
- Tony Finau
- Hideki Matsuyama
EA Sports PGA Tour: Trailers
The first real glimpse into EA Sports PGA Tour and its development was revealed through the game’s initial teaser trailer, and you can check that out below.
The appetite of golfers around the world was stirred up even more by the meaty gameplay trailer that arrived on January 19, 2023.
EA stepped up things even more with the Courses Reveal trailer that gave players a sneak peek at the meticulous time and effort that has gone into recreating some of the world’s most famous courses.
Closing in on the game’s release date, EA released a detailed walkthrough of the game’s career mode, including how to progress, leveling up, and much more.
So, there you have it. That’s everything you need to know about EA Sports PGA Tour. Make sure to check out our other release hubs, covering all the latest info on the best upcoming games:
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