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EA Sports PGA Tour Officially Launches This March

Posted on January 23, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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Coinciding with the ongoing annual release from the likes of NBA, NHL, and FIFA, the PGA has been inactive in comparison. While publisher 2K & HB Studios has rolled out its own series with PGA Tour in bi-annual pattern, Electronic Arts has yet to tap into this market for more than half a decade. The last significance of PGA tour from the publisher billboarded with Rory McIlroy in 2016.

As for what Electronic Arts is facing now, competition featuring Tiger Woods as its cover athlete for PGA Tour 2K23 this fall. However, Electronic Arts has its own move under its sleeve by featuring the U.S. Masters in its upcoming game. The game was originally slated to ship in 2022, but later ushered a new release window aimed for 2023.

Now recently, Electronic Arts announced EA Sports PGA Tour is to hit store shelves later this March. You can watch the new gameplay trailer in the video below:

“We’re bringing the premier PGA TOUR experience to players around the world with real-world golf data powering incredibly realistic gameplay with every shot, and some of the most iconic courses in the world rendered in painstaking detail,” EA Sports executive vice president and general manager Cam Weber writes. 

“From The Old Course at St Andrews Links to Pebble Beach Golf Links and more, we’re giving players the chance to tee off in bucket list golf experiences like never before in EA Sports PGA Tour.” Additionally, similar to NFL FieldSense and FIFA HyperMotion2, EA Sports PGA Tour incorporates its own unique animation mechanisms with Pure Strike.

“Pure Strike gives golf fans all the tools they need to realistically attack every hole on every course the same way the pros do. Featuring ShotLink® powered by CDW and TrackMan, Pure Strike also helps ensure that each professional golfer’s unique swing and attributes will be accurately reflected in the game.

“Pure Strike incorporates the three parts of every golf shot – fluid swing mechanics that are highly accurate to a player’s backswing length and speed of follow through, innovative ball behavior allowing every bounce and roll to behave more accurately across a variety of terrain and course conditions, and lifelike course dynamics that play true to their real life course counterparts.”

What are you most excited about EA brining back PGA Tour?

EA Sports PGA Tour releases on March 24, 2023 for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC.

Source: Electronic Arts

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