EA Sports PGA Tour will launch in spring of next year according to Electronic Arts. On Monday, the company shared its release window in an announcement ahead of this week’s 2021 PGA Championship.
A spring 2022 release all but confirms the assumptions that EA’s return to golf would happen around the next Masters Tournament. The Masters is the flagship tournament of the four major championships that will appear exclusively in EA Sports’ PGA reboot. The others include the U.S. Open, Open Championship, and aforementioned PGA Championship. EA Sports PGA Tour marks the first time all four majors will appear in a golf game since Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14.
EA has yet to announce what systems the game will launch on, but the company has referred to PGA Tour as a “next-gen golf video game.”
However, the publisher did reveal that the “Team of 20,” the PGA club pros who qualify for the PGA Championship, will be featured on the in-game event leaderboard. Additionally, these pros will appear in tutorials and coaching challenges to help gamers improve their golf game on the virtual (and possibly real-life) links.
EA Sports PGA Tour is EA’s first golf title since killing off its PGA series post-Rory McIlroy PGA Tour in 2015. Since then, there is a bit more competition in the golf video game market. Recently, 2K made a big splash by signing an exclusivity deal with former EA cover athlete Tiger Woods for its PGA title. Also, Mario Golf: Super Rush is coming this June.
Hopefully EA will have some more details for PGA Tour at this year’s EA Play Live event. The developer’s annual summer showcase takes place on July 22 and is usually good for some sneak peeks at upcoming games.