EA Announces EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA Tour

By Michelle Balsan, 3 years ago
Just as with any sporting game franchise, we can always count on an annual release for the golf lovers out there. In fact, pretty much since the dawn of Xbox 360 time, Tiger Woods has had his name on the product, starting all the way back with Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06. With time comes change, however, and following the announcement back in 2013 that EA and Tiger Woods had ended their partnership, a new face will now be attached to the PGA Tour franchise. We now know who that person is as EA has revealed EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR.

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EA also revealed that Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will be the first game in the series developed on the Frostbite engine. While it is unsurprising that a new engine will lead to better visuals, it may surprise gamers to learn that the engine also allows an entire course to be rendered at once, thus eliminating load times between holes. It also allows players to take shots from nearly anywhere as opposed to facing some of the restrictions that they faced in previous titles.

PGA Tour 3/18/15 Screen 1

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PGA Tour 3/18/15 Sawgrass Screen 3

PGA Tour 3/18/15 Sawgrass Screen 1

PGA Tour 3/18/15 Sawgrass Screen 2

EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is currently set for a June 2015 release on Xbox One. For our first look at the title, which was unveiled about nine months ago, head here.

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Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.