EA Sports Launches PGA TOUR 2023 featuring The Road to the Masters and All 4 Majors
Release Date is March 24, and Pre Orders Are Now Available
EA Sports, known worldwide for simulating sports as authentically as possible, has taken golf to a new height with PGA TOUR 2023. While scheduled for release on March 24th, I was recently invited to a special 1:1 demonstration. Actually, it was more like 5:1 as designers, producers, and marketing staff provided me a preview at the PGA Show in Orlando.
Longtime fans can relate to the often-used phrase “it’s in the game” and what their experiences have meant to them. EA hasn’t been in this game for some time, having last produced a golf title in 2015 with Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR.
Fans of that game will be very familiar with the putting and swing mechanics. However, Craig Penner, Gameplay Designer at Electronic Arts, says, “the improvements you’ll notice are the new swing and putt meter visuals, which are now tightly integrated with the golfer’s swing animation.”
PGA TOUR 2023 – A New Video Game Tradition Like No Other
What if I told you their first golf game in 7 years is the only one in existence where you’ll be able to play all four of golf’s majors, including The Masters’ Tournament?
In fact, EA Sports PGA TOUR 2023 is the exclusive home for all four major men’s tournaments, and fans will have the opportunity to play at 30 courses, including 28 of the world’s most prestigious courses and two fantasy layouts.
The release features a career mode named “Road to the Masters,” allowing users to create a golfer and work their way up the ranks. The video is better than ever. I spoke with a graphic designer who spent significant time at Augusta to get all the botanical landscaping we’re so accustomed to seeing on CBS and ESPN each first week in April.
Beyond the likes of Augusta National, St. Andrews, Pebble Beach, and TPC Sawgrass, players can develop their skills through the 20 different shot types available.
EA Sports secured licensing from the LPGA so fans can also challenge themselves in those events. Gamers also get to compete in major championships and top-tier events, including the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, the U.S. Amateur, and other elite international tournaments.
PGA TOUR 2023 will also include all three FedExCup Playoff events at host courses, and players will have the opportunity to compete against some of the world’s greatest in Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, Im Sung-Jae, Nelly Korda, Lexi Thompson, Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau, Hideki Matsuyama, and Cameron Champ.
For more information, visit EA Sports.