EA Sports have always led the way in sports gaming and until 2015, their brand was synonymous with the best golf computer games on the planet.
In 2021, it was announced that EA Sports entered a licensing agreement with the PGA Tour to bounce back with a new game with new features.
The company announced that the new game will include The Masters, the PGA Championship, The Open Championship and the US Open all at their host venues.
EA Sports are also including the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, the LPGA’s Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club and all three FedExCup stops at TPC Southwind, Wilmington Country Club and East Lake.
In November, EA Sports and the PGA Tour announced that the launch date had been shifted from Spring 2022, but this was posted rather ambiguously.
"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."
The new EA Sports game is due to enter a competitive golf gaming market that is currently filled by 2K Sports. With the inclusion of so many PGA Tour stops, this should be a very attractive prospect for golf fans.
2K Sports was the talk of the town in 2021 when they announced their partnership with the reinvigorated 15-time major champion Tiger Woods.
2022 has now become an exciting year for golf gaming in a world that is usually dominated by the likes of soccer, American football, basketball and hockey.