Following on EA’s E3 2014 announcements, we have received the official press release detailing the return of the PGA Tour series.
After a year off, EA Sports’ official PGA Tour series is back, but will only launch on Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 third quarter of 2015. You will also notice that Tiger Woods is no longer.
The game will be the first EA Sports title to be powered by the Frostbite 3 engine, which you will know from Battlefield titles.
“Frostbite 3 is really the perfect piece of technology for us to use as we create EA SPORTS PGA TOUR,” said Executive Producer Brent Nielsen.
“There is no better engine out there for creating complex, lifelike environments, and it has allowed us to recreate some of the world’s most beautiful courses, as well as create some new ideas of our own. Also, for the first time ever we’re offering a game that’s completely free of load times after you start your round, allowing you to move seamlessly from one green to the next tee without breaking immersion.”
“The technology driving EA SPORTS PGA TOUR opens up so many new opportunities,” said Denise Humphreys, PGA TOUR Senior Director of Partnerships. “Two of our favorite new features are the ability to play from hole to hole with no load time, plus having views of the entire course, allowing the gamer a more real-world experience.”
“One of my favorite things about the game is discovering new shortcuts and alternate routes to the hole on fantasy courses,” stated Nielsen. “Players are encouraged to wander off the beaten path and find new roads to success. Now that the entire course is open at all times you are as free to be as creative and imaginative as you want in your pursuit of a low score.”
EA Sports PGA Tour is being developed in at EA Tiburon and will be available in the third quarter of 2015 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.