EA Sports’ PGA Tour video game release pushed back to spring 2023
Golf fans will have to wait another year for the relaunch of EA Sports’ “PGA Tour” series.
EA announced on Tuesday that the game – originally slated for Spring 2022 – has now been delayed to Spring 2023.
“EA Sports PGA Tour is our first HD golf game in seven years and we wanted to give it time to create the best game possible. We are excited to bring the four major tournaments, Players Championship, FedEx playoffs Cup and more to golf fans on next-gen platforms,” EA Sports said in a statement to Morning Read/SI.com.
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EA has announced the return of PGA Tour nearly a year ago on March 29, 2021. A series of promising updates over the following months was followed by a tweet in November that EA was “shifting the launch date.”
The game’s marketing has so far focused on including the four major men’s championships of 2022, including the Masters at Augusta National, the PGA Championship at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the US Open at Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, and the British Open in St. Andrews.
An FAQ page on the game’s official website also lists the inclusion of Pebble Beach, Torrey Pines, Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course, and Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass; the FedEx Cup playoff courses at TPC Southwind, Wilmington Country Club and East Lake; LPGA events including the Amundi Evian Championship at the Evian Resort Golf Club; several amateur events, including the US Amateur; Content “On the road to the masters”; a career mode; PGA Tour and LPGA pros; and ShotLink and TrackMan data.
A spring 2022 release would have coincided with the start of golf’s major championship season, and the game’s development team will now work to meet that same deadline next year.
Note, given the delay, the 2023 PGA Championship, US Open and The Open Championship will be played at Oak Hill, Los Angeles Country Club (North) and Royal Liverpool (Hoylake).