Augusta National is back in video games.
Coming March 24th, EA Sports PGA Tour will launch on all platforms, bringing EA Sports back to the golf video game arena. The last EA Sports golf game launched in 2015 with the Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.
On Thursday, EA Sports released a trailer showing off new elements of the game. The EA Sports PGA Tour will be the exclusive home of all four men’s majors, including the Masters.
Players will be able to compete in the Masters, PGA Championship, US Open and British Open at numerous host courses, including all venues in 2021 and 2022. The one for 2023 will also be released later. In addition, players can compete in top amateur championships, including the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, the U.S. Amateur and other elite international amateur events.Players can also compete in the LPGA’s Amundi Evian Championship
Jordan Spieth hits the ball from a bunker at Augusta National. (Photo: EA Sports PGA Tour)
The EA Sports PGA Tour will also offer additional content throughout the 2023 PGA Tour and LPGA seasons.
“We’re bringing players around the world a best-in-class PGA Tour experience with real-world golf data, delivering incredibly realistic gameplay on every shot and some of the world’s best Iconic course, the details are meticulously rendered,” the executive vice president and general manager said in a release. “From the Old Course at St. Andrews Links to Pebble Beach Golf Course and beyond, we’re giving players the opportunity to tee off like never before.”
All three events of The Players Championship and the FedEx Cup playoffs will be played at the tournament. As part of Career Mode, top golfers will have the chance to win the FedEx Cup at the end of the year.
Players will be able to create and customize golfers and develop their skills. With 20 shot types to choose from as players progress through the game, they can improve their driving, approach, short game or putting skills to suit their style.
Tony Finau hits the fairway at Pebble Beach. (Photo: EA Sports PGA Tour)
Players can also play as several female athletes and create a female golfer in the overhauled “Create Player” feature. They can take part in a range of LPGA-themed challenges and activities. Iona Stephen joins EA’s commentary team as the first female course commentator in a game, bringing a wealth of insight from her career in professional play and golf broadcasting.
ShotLink and TrackMan data will also be incorporated to provide players with accurate skill rankings.
Pre-orders for EA Sports PGA Tour events are now open. Priced at $69.99 for the Standard Edition and $84.99 for the Deluxe Edition, players get access to a host of extras such as three-day early access to games and Augusta Nationals, Players Championship gear, Grand Slam kits, Scotty’s In-game Cameron putters, 1,500 Premium PGA Tour Points, a PGA Tour XP Bundle and Masters equipment.
Check out the cover of the EA Sports PGA Tour. (Photo: EA Sports)
EA Play members will also get early access to the game starting with the 10-hour early access on March 21. Starting in March, EA Play Pro members will get unlimited access to the Deluxe Edition as well as the exclusive EA Play Staff Pack 21. Finally, all EA Play members will unlock additional rewards from the EA Sports PGA Tour, as well as monthly drops from the Pro Shop Perks like exclusive headgear, shirts, hats and more.
EA Sports PGA Tour will be available on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5 and PC (EA App, Steam and Epic Games Store).
You can watch the official gameplay trailer here.
Story originally appeared on GolfWeek