Electronic Arts and PGA TOUR have announced new enhancements and additions that will be available at the launch – on September 1 – of EA SPORTS ™ PGA TOUR ™ via their long-term partnership.
Between these the news is that the FedExCup, inclusive of Playoffs, will return to the title in a grand way through ultra-realistic additions to all three FedExCup Playoff events and host camps, the implementation of the FedExCup Playoffs in career mode, selected challenges and improvements in the authenticity of PGA TOUR golfers via real-life golf data integrated into the development of the game, which will be launched in the spring of 2022.
EA Sports PGA Tour: game mode
“The PGA TOUR is thrilled that our fans will be able to experience the FedExCup and ShotLink powered by CDW playoffs on EA SPORTS PGA TOUR,” said Len Brown, PGA TOUR’s Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President, Licensing and Merchandising. “EA SPORTS guarantees an authentic and realistic experience as players accumulate points for a chance to compete in their virtual FedExCup playoffs.”
All three events that make up the FedExCup playoffs in 2022 will be playable upon launch in EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, which will present the host courses of the FedEx St. Jude Championship, BMW Championship and TOUR Championship – TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee; Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware; and East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.
PGA TOUR golfers will be authentically replicated in EA SPORTS PGA TOUR like never before with ShotLink® powered by CDW, the PGA TOUR’s real-time scoring system. ShotLink offers revolutionary technology for capturing every golfer’s shot data, measuring digital information from PGA TOUR players and comparing the data with fans playing the video game.
There is an absolute novelty
EA SPORTS PGA TOUR is the first ever golf game to incorporate ShotLink information, which will provide a large amount of data integrated into the development of the title, which will translate into accurate and emphasized player ratings and skills in realistic game events. Data from the TrackMan measurement solution is also incorporated into the game to add an extra layer of authenticity, allowing EA game designers to refine gameplay and numerous stats, such as club tuning.
“Getting my first PGA TOUR win at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational was the culmination of years of hard work and training, and it’s exciting to know that EA SPORTS PGA TOUR players will be able to experience the same thrill that I did. winning at TPCSouthwind, ”said Abraham Ancer, who secured his first PGA TOUR win at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in early August. “Having the chance to compete against the best golfers in the world in the FedExCup is a dream experience, and it’s incredibly exciting to know that EA SPORTS PGA TOUR players will be able to feel the intensity of the tournament on all three authentic hosted courses.” .
As in the real season of the PGA TOUR, players will be able to earn FedExCup points during the in-game Career mode for a chance to take part in the FedExCup playoffs with top golfers, and at the end of the year they will have the opportunity to win the FedExCup. Career Mode will also see the return of the Korn Ferry Tour, adding an extra layer of depth to the game, allowing players to hone their skills before joining the PGA TOUR. The Korn Ferry Tour, the PGA TOUR development tour, will be a key part of a player’s journey to becoming an EA SPORTS PGA TOUR expert.
EA SPORTS PGA TOUR is the exclusive home of all four major golf championships: Masters Tournament, PGA Championship ™, US Open Championship and The Open. In addition to playing the major leagues, golf enthusiasts will be able to build a legendary career as they compete authentically in THE PLAYERS championship, as well as in the FedExCup playoffs, experiencing the unique atmosphere and venues of each tournament. Players will also be able to compete in the Amundi Evian Championship, one of the five main championships of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour, and will have the opportunity to play as different athletes, as well as create their own golfer thanks to the Create function. a recently overhauled player.