Here's some news we didn't expect today! EA Sports has announced that it is officially resurrecting its EA Sports PGA Tour golf series, with the next title being described as a "next-gen golf game" currently in development.
EA says the game will allow fans "to build their virtual career and experience the sights, sounds, and thrills of the PGA TOUR including THE PLAYERS Championship, FedExCup Playoffs and more unforgettable events." In addition, it will feature "many of the world’s most famous courses" built using EA's long-running Frostbite engine, promising "stunning fidelity, breathtaking immersive environments, and approachable, dynamic gameplay."
Here's what EA Sports EVP and GM Cam Weber had to say about the announcement:
“EA SPORTS and the PGA TOUR have created some of the most memorable golf video game experiences together, and we couldn’t be more excited to expand our sports portfolio with a new golf title on next-gen hardware. 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.”
EA Sports PGA Tour has remained dormant since the last entry back in 2015, and in that time, 2K's newly established PGA Tour 2K series (previously known as The Golf Club) has been the only way to experience a mainstream golf game on Xbox. It'll be interesting to see what EA brings to the table, but there's no release window as of yet.
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