EA Sports PGA Tour actually delayed by a whole year, the publisher announced on Tuesday. The revival of the professional golf simulation series will now start in spring 2023.
The game was originally announced in late March 2021, with a launch window set for Spring 2022 two months later. A Tuesday press release from Electronic Arts did not give a reason for the delay or the game’s platforms.
Allegedly, EA Sports PGA Tour will launch before or around the time of the Masters tournament in 2023 to generate interest in the event and Augusta National Golf Club, both of which will appear in a video game for the first time since 2013. The Masters is traditionally scheduled for the first full week in April.
Tuesday’s press release reiterated that the video game would be the only one to include all four major tournaments – the Masters, US Open, British Open and PGA Championship – as well as the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass; the FedEx Cup and its end-of-season playoffs; and the Evian Championship of the LPGA and Ladies European Tour. Career mode will also feature the evolving Korn Ferry Tour, which will pit most new pro golfers against each other before earning their Tour card.
EA Sports PGA Tour will be the publisher’s first simulation golf game since 2015 Rory McIlroy PGA Tour for Playstation 4 and Xbox One. This was the first sports title built in EA’s proprietary Frostbite engine. It followed in 2013 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14which completed a hugely popular three-year video game run for Augusta National.
https://www.polygon.com/22991103/ea-sports-pga-tour-delayed-release-date-masters-augusta-national EA Sports PGA Tour postponed to 2023