Update: EA Sports has announced a short delay to the new PGA Tour game, pushing it back from its original March 24th release date to April 7th, 2023. Here's what EA had to say in an update:

"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. Creating an authentic golf experience has been our goal, and this small shift in release date allows us to add a few final touches to the game that we are very excited to deliver to all of you, including updates to some favorite courses to reflect 2023 designs."

Original story: The first EA Sports game of the year is upon us, as the company has announced today that EA Sports PGA Tour will officially be releasing for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (along with other platforms) on March 24th, 2023.

EA Sports PGA Tour marks the first golf game from EA since 2015's Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, and will act as a direct competitor to Take-Two's PGA Tour 2K23. It's being advertised as the "exclusive home of the Majors", featuring the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open Championship and The Open, while also including The PLAYERS Championship, the FedExCup Playoffs, the Augusta National Women's Amateur and much more.

The title will feature 30 courses designed in the Frostbite engine, some of which are the "world’s most exclusive", complete with "the most realistic visuals in any golf game" to date — at least according to EA. As for gameplay, you can expect a Pure Strike swing system with fluid swing mechanics, innovative ball behaviour and lifelike course dynamics, along with a career mode featuring unified RPG progression.

Here's what Cam Weber, EVP and GM at EA Sports, had to say in a press release:

“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."

Pre-orders for EA Sports PGA Tour on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are available starting today, and the game will also be getting a free Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 10-hour trial starting March 21st, so you can try before you buy!

You can check out a selection of brand-new screenshots below.

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