EA has announced that EA Sports PGA Tour, a new “next generation” golf game, is currently in development. The game will be the first created under a new long-term deal signed with PGA Tour, and will be built on the Frostbite engine established by EA. EA Sports PGA Tour will allow players to build virtual careers and visit several of the world’s most famous golf courses. Some of the most famous golf players in the professional world will also be presented, against which players can test their skills.
“Our team of passionate golfers meticulously recreates the best courses in the world such as Pebble Beach, and we look forward to giving fans the opportunity to take part in some of the PGA TOUR’s most iconic courses and win the FedExCup,” said said Cam Webber, Executive Vice President and General Manager of EA Sports. EA promises that more details on the EA Sports PGA Tour will be revealed in the coming weeks and that a release date will be announced in the coming months. While the PGA Tour will feature famous professional golfers, Tiger Woods will not be one of them; Recently signed 2K a multi-year exclusivity agreement with Woods. The golfer was previously the face of EA’s Tiger Woods long-running PGA Tour series, but the contract between him and EA was made in 2013. The series went on to become Rory McIlroy PGA Tour in 2015, and EA Sports PGA Tour will be the new incarnation of this long series.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK news and entertainment editor.