World number one Rory McIlroy is the new face of EA Sports’ golf franchise. Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will be released in June on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
McIlroy takes the honour from Tiger Woods who was the cover athlete for the franchise for years. His reign came to an end in 2013 with no golf title released last year.
One thing you may notice is that Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is not a numbered title. It’s unclear if this means it won’t be an annualised release, which we doubt, or if EA is taking partnerships year-by-year after Woods’ up-and-down form over the last few years.
EA said that the game is being developed using the Frostbite engine. This will eliminate loading times between holes and create the most detailed courses in the franchise’s history. EA also said that the engine means that players will be able to play shots from “almost any location.”
That’s about all we know about Rory McIlroy PGA Tour at the moment. EA is yet to announce which other golfers, courses, and tournaments will make an appearance.
Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June.