It’s been quite a while since EA made a Golf Game. After being absent from the green carpet, EA is ready for a comeback, get close, and compete with 2K Games on future golf games. For those unaware, HB Studios (the current holder of the PGA License) made a publishing deal with 2K Sports, and will probably continue to focus on upcoming PGA Tours too. This means we have an exciting competition on our hands.
Recently, EA announced a brand new multi-year licensing deal with PGA. While the details are mostly silent, it seems that the upcoming PGA game developed and published by EA will be a next-gen PGA Tour game. According to the official article:
“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.”
“We’ve partnered with EA SPORTS to bring immersive golf video game experiences to fans of all ages for years,” said Len Brown, PGA TOUR Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President Licensing and Merchandising. “We are thrilled to continue working with EA SPORTS on its golf franchise to authentically represent the PGA TOUR for the next generation. The newest game will give golf fans another way to experience their favorite sport, or to discover their passion for it.”