Electronic Arts is to develop a new golf video game is association with the PGA Tour.
The new EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, whose launch date is yet to be announced, will enable players to build their virtual career and experience the sights, sounds, and thrills of the PGA TOUR, including The PLAYERS Championship and the FedExCup Playoffs.
The game will also feature many of the world’s most famous courses, where fans will have the option to play against and as some of the biggest names in professional golf. Built on the EA Frostbite engine and leveraging next-gen technology, it promises ‘stunning fidelity, breathtaking immersive environments, and approachable, dynamic gameplay’.
The announcement of the new game comes soon after the signing of a long-term deal signed between PGA TOUR and EA SPORTS.
“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,” said Cam Weber, EA SPORTS EVP and GM. “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.”
Len Brown, PGA TOUR Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President Licensing and Merchandising, said: “We’ve partnered with EA SPORTS to bring immersive golf video game experiences to fans of all ages for years. We are thrilled to continue working with EA SPORTS on its golf franchise to authentically represent the PGA TOUR for the next generation. The newest game will give golf fans another way to experience their favorite sport, or to discover their passion for it.”