EA Sports PGA Tour release date will be delayed to Spring 2023, says publisher Electronic Arts, pushing back its release by a full year.
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First announced in March 2021, the EA Sports PGA Tour release date was originally pegged for a Spring 2022 release. As we are approaching that release window, Electronic Arts has decided that it’s time to make a decision to delay the game’s release. EA, however, did not state a concrete reason or explanation for the game’s delay. EA Sports PGA Tour remains to not have any officially announced platforms.
EA Sports PGA Tour aims to improve the game’s realism, featuring all four major tournaments in golf – the Masters, US Open, British Open, and the PGA Championship. The game’s Spring 2023 release window falls right before the start of Masters 2023, which would be a great time for the game to come out for golf fans. Apart from these four, PGA Tour will also get the FedExCup Playoffs as part of its available circuits.
On top of that, PGA Tour will be partnering with the Ladies’ Professional Golfers’ Association, or the LPGA, so that EA Sports can feature lady golfers and their championships in the game. This will be the first time that the LPGA Tour will be represented in a video game in such detail, a landmark for PGA Tour. This includes The Amundi Evian Championship, one of the five championships in the LPGA, and the game’s expanded roster will include the 2019 Amundi Evian Champion Jin Young Ko, and, presumably, 2021 Champion Minjee Lee.
As mentioned, PGA Tour currently only has a Spring 2023 release date, but we currently have no idea yet where the game will be released. PS5 and Xbox Series X are most likely going to be some of the platforms, as EA talked about how PGA Tour will be a real next-gen gaming experience for consoles – but whether or not the game will also release to PS4, Xbox One, Stadia, and the Nintendo Switch is currently up in the air.