Wait...There’s a New Golf Game Coming Out?
Surprise! You read that right, there’s a new golf video game coming out. Golf fans that miss playing Tiger Woods Golf will finally have a game that features PGA tour pros and courses. On the cover is Justin Thomas (Ranked 4th in the world). Him, along with 11 other tour pros will be featured characters in the game. Those clamoring for the chance to be FedEx Cup Champion in career mode, create-a-course, or play online will finally have the chance to do so. Here’s what to expect with PGA Tour 2K21.
The Details: What You Need to Know
- Release date: August 21st
- Platform: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC (via steam)
- 12 PGA Pro Golfers Featured
- 15 Playable PGA Tour courses
PGA tour 2k21 features a new career mode where you’ll be able to play for the chance to win the FedEx Cup. What we know is there will be 15 PGA Tour courses to play on for the career mode (no word on Majors like The Masters). Justin Thomas is the featured golfer on the cover (hopefully there isn’t a Madden style curse). There hasn’t been an announcement on the other 11 PGA tour golfers, but with licensing from the PGA, they’ll be golfers you know.
One of the popular modes in this game is the create-a-course feature. This feature allows you to create custom golf courses or create replica courses like Augusta. With the level of detail and customizability, players will have plenty of options to go through.
So You’re Saying There’s More
Along with playing as The Pros on PGA Tour courses, there are different formats you can play. Gamers will be able to play alternate shot, stroke play, skins, and 4 player scramble. With these game modes you might be able to shoot in the ‘50s like in other golf video games. For some of us, it might be the only opportunity to shoot better than 90.
Luke Elvy and Rich Beem are the noted broadcasters for the game. Elvy is providing the play-by-play and Rich Beem the color commentary. Both working for golf affiliates the past few years (CBS and Sky Sports), they will provide a familiar element to the game.
As seen in the preview Callaway, Titleist, and Adidas are brands included in the game. There will be other brands featured like Polo Ralph Lauren, Malbon Golf, Bridgestone, TaylorMade, and more. You’ll be able to buy real drivers, clubs, balls, and real shirts.
Online Play & How to Get the Game
One of the noted game modes is the chance to play with (or against) your friends online. You’ll have the ability to play career mode online as well as against each other in tournament play. Stay connected with your golf buddies, trash talk, and play for bragging rights online.
Preorders are being taken now, so you can acquire the physical or digital copy of the game. You can preorder the game from 2K or from a video game retailer. There are two versions of the game (Standard and Deluxe) you can preorder, and they have preorder codes for golf outfits and bonus in-game currency to get you started.
The announcement of PGA Tour 2K12 gives golfers the simulation experience with state-of-the-art graphics, cutscenes, and a replay system. From what the preview trailer shows us, it’s going to be as real as playing on the course. August 21st can’t come soon enough!