EA has announced that its next-gen golf game, EA Sports PGA Tour, has been delayed to next year.
First revealed in March 2021, EA revealed in November that the game’s release date was being pushed back – though it didn’t say for how long.
Originally scheduled to release in early 2022, EA Sports PGA Tour’s official Twitter page revealed that it will now be released in spring 2023.
Experience the next generation of championship golf 🏌️🎮
Coming Spring 2023 🗓️ pic.twitter.com/4UNdgFoGiL
— EA SPORTS PGA TOUR (@EASPORTSPGATOUR) March 22, 2022
No reasons for the delay were given, not in the latest announcement or back in November, and EA has otherwise gone quiet since the initial reveal.
The game promises a recreation of the world’s top courses, allowing players to build their own virtual careers and compete against famous golfers.
This won’t include Tiger Woods, however, who instead signed a multi-year deal with rival franchise PGA Tour 2K.
Woods was the headliner of EA’s golf franchise for years before the it switched to Rory McIlroy for its 2015 title, meaning the new game will end an eight year hiatus when it launches next year.
In our 5/10 review of the 2015 release, IGN said: “Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is a disappointing golf game that just barely manages to make the cut.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.