• Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR - Launching in June

    EA SPORTS has announced that their returning golf franchise will be branded as Rory McIlroy PGA Tour and will be released in June. Pre-orders will receive TPC Scottsdale, host of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

    The game will feature a new commentary team featuring The Golf Channel's Frank Nobilo and Rich Lerner. Users will be able to select from three unique swing mechanics and 'fully customizable' gameplay styles. Some additional images and basic game information can be found on the game's official product website.

    Continue on to see the first gameplay trailer for the game, a video featuring the new commentating team, as well as the full press release from EA SPORTS.





    Here is the full press releases from EA SPORTS:

    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced Rory McIlroy as the cover athlete and namesake of its golf franchise, officially making him the face of EA SPORTS™ Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR®, releasing in June 2015. McIlroy, a 4-time Major champion and top-ranked golfer in the world, represents a new generation of players for a new generation of consoles.

    “I’m very proud and humbled to see my face and name on EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR,” said McIlroy. “This is a great honor, and something I couldn’t even dream of growing up playing the sport. I really hope people enjoy the game and I’m very glad I can be a part of it.”

    EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR is the first EA SPORTS title to be built using the Frostbite™ engine. This new toolset allows the development team to create beautiful new environments, featuring the most detailed courses in franchise history. Frostbite also renders the entire course at once, eliminating load times between holes and allowing users to play their shot from almost any location. It’s truly Golf Without Limits.

    “Frostbite has allowed us to take this franchise to a whole new level,” stated Brent Nielsen, Executive Producer of EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR. “The new engine drastically improves all facets of the game, from core gameplay to opportunities for brand-new modes and features. We’re looking forward to sharing a lot of great news with our fans throughout the rest of the spring.”

    EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR truly delivers Golf Without Limits, opening up the experience like never before. Gorgeous real-world courses and epic fantasy tracks provide players with not only the most realistic representations of their favorite locales, but the opportunity to explore brand-new locations. Full course loading offers limitless options when attacking the green and zero wait times when moving from one hole to the next. Experience the next generation of golf and play where you want, when you want, how you want.

    EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and will be available for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system in June 2015.

    EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL football, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, PGA TOUR® golf, SSX™ and EA SPORTS UFC®.
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    Comments 29 Comments
    1. CLW's Avatar
      CLW -
      I just do not get the feeling of having to name the game with a golfer in the title - its just not smart business.
    1. JBHuskers's Avatar
      JBHuskers -
      I'm fine with it. Not a big deal to me either way.
    1. cdj's Avatar
      cdj -
      - The game will feature a new commentary team featuring The Golf Channel's Frank Nobilo and Rich Lerner.

      - Users will be able to select from three unique swing mechanics and 'fully customizable' gameplay styles.

      - Play in weekly, daily or hourly tournaments and climb the leaderboard to prove you are master of the links.

      - Take a break from the expected and enter "The Night Club" to play over 170 unique challenges, equipped with over-the-top gameplay boosts. Take a step off the traditional cart path and compete with big personalities on even BIGGER Fantasy Courses.



      Some additional images and basic game information can be found on the game's official product website.
    1. JBHuskers's Avatar
      JBHuskers -
      Another video....

    1. JBHuskers's Avatar
      JBHuskers -
      And another

    1. cdj's Avatar
      cdj -
      JB - The Frostbite video has been removed by EA.

      There is also a video showing the golfers in the game that has been removed.

      Hopefully both return soon.
    1. JBHuskers's Avatar
      JBHuskers -
      Quote Originally Posted by cdj View Post
      JB - The Frostbite video has been removed by EA.

      There is also a video showing the golfers in the game that has been removed.

      Hopefully both return soon.
      Interesting. Hands posted them on his Facebook.
    1. skipwondah33's Avatar
      skipwondah33 -
      I enjoy the commentator by Frank and Rich on the Golf Channel. Definitely should be a nice addition to the game.

      Also don't care what it's named, though not a surprise that they went with Rory
    1. SmoothPancakes's Avatar
      SmoothPancakes -
      Quote Originally Posted by skipwondah33 View Post
      I enjoy the commentator by Frank and Rich on the Golf Channel. Definitely should be a nice addition to the game.

      Also don't care what it's named, though not a surprise that they went with Rory
      Yep, Rory is the most logical choice outside of Tiger. About the only other household name right now would be Phil Mickelson, maybe Bubba Watson. Rickie Fowler would have been a year or two ago, but he's sort of dropped off into the background right now.
    1. JBHuskers's Avatar
      JBHuskers -
      Quote Originally Posted by SmoothPancakes View Post
      Yep, Rory is the most logical choice outside of Tiger. About the only other household name right now would be Phil Mickelson, maybe Bubba Watson. Rickie Fowler would have been a year or two ago, but he's sort of dropped off into the background right now.
      Too soon for Spieth too, but the future may be now after he won this past week.
    1. gigemaggs99's Avatar
      gigemaggs99 -
      JB, you once said you thought they might be delaying the release for a "certain reason", can you share that suspected reason now?

      I agree with the CLW, not sure why they have to tie a pro to the title, I guess that's how EA does it, they don't release any sports title with-out a cover athlete. The difference seems with the golf game, they put their name on it. Why isn't it just PGA Tour and have his picture?

      Madden, NHL, FIFA, MMA, all those don't have the players name in the title, why golf? Why not just call it PGA Tour? Is there a name or brand infringement ?
    1. gigemaggs99's Avatar
      gigemaggs99 -
      Any word on the course list? I see 2 videos on TPC Sawgrass and Wolf Creek, then there is a pre-order bonus that includes TPC Scottsdale.

      Any word on more courses?
    1. gigemaggs99's Avatar
      gigemaggs99 -
      It says we will be able to play the Waste Management Open with the famous 16th hole, it also says we'll be able to play as a pro....

      Can we do this?



      If it's in the game, it's in the game right?
    1. JBHuskers's Avatar
      JBHuskers -
      Quote Originally Posted by gigemaggs99 View Post
      JB, you once said you thought they might be delaying the release for a "certain reason", can you share that suspected reason now?
      Not at the moment, and I'm not even sure if that was the reason why.
    1. SmoothPancakes's Avatar
      SmoothPancakes -
      Quote Originally Posted by gigemaggs99 View Post
      It says we will be able to play the Waste Management Open with the famous 16th hole, it also says we'll be able to play as a pro....

      Can we do this?



      If it's in the game, it's in the game right?
      Jesus Fucking Christ, some dumbshit actually did that during a PGA tournament?
    1. JBHuskers's Avatar
      JBHuskers -
    1. SCClassof93's Avatar
      SCClassof93 -
      I assume if Nantz is gone from commentary it is a safe bet so is the Augusta National.
    1. skipwondah33's Avatar
      skipwondah33 -
      That's what I was thinking as well SC

      I do like Nantz commentating the Master's in real life. Man that first intro damn near gives me chills when it starts. Look forward to this time of year every year
    1. cdj's Avatar
      cdj -
    1. JBHuskers's Avatar
      JBHuskers -
      Quote Originally Posted by cdj View Post
      The picture could possibly give it away....hoping so at least.