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In a recent turn of events, it was announced in August 2022 that the much-awaited golf game, the PGA 2K23, would be released a lot sooner than the expected release date. The Professional Golfers Association of America, or the PGA, has been a hot-selling title since its inception in 1990, selling millions of units worldwide. The newest update from 2K means it’ll be released much sooner than EA’s title, which is still expected to roll out in 2023.
The news was welcomed worldwide, as the last title had been released all the way back in 2015. With the release of the PGA 2K23, golf is expected to rebound into the mainstream culture after taking a significant hit during the coronavirus pandemic. The game was first announced in August 2022, and the release date was initially speculated to be set somewhere in summer 2023. However, details have since leaked online on how we could be getting our hands on the title much, much before. And since Tiger Woods and controversies go hand in hand, the same remains applicable when it comes to the games, too, as the newly announced Saudi-backed LIV games have created outrage amongst some of the PGA’s die hard-fans.
Well, one thing is abundantly clear; the PGA would not be in the market alone, and neither would EA’s monopoly prevail, which could significantly lower the prices of their recent titles. Plus, we’ll be looking at new courses and games.
Pricing And Details
Though no official details have come out regarding the beloved game, the new edition has a slew of features that have appealed to fans worldwide. For starters, we’re having the legend, Tiger Woods on the cover of the game. Mr. Woods took to Twitter with the following message: “Excited and honored to be the cover athlete for #PGATOUR2K23,” he expressed.
After the initial euphoria died down, we got sources saying that the much-awaited title would be released as early as October 2022. This would certainly give the game an edge over its EA counterpart while putting pressure on the latter’s PGA title that will release in 2023. Mr. Woods, who had initially been working for EA, broke off the deal in 2013, after the release of Tiger Woods PGA 14. Afterward, another prominent celebrity golfer, Rory Mcllroy, was roped in.
In 2021, the gaming giant 2K announced that they were in with Tiger Woods on a long-haul deal (with reportedly runs into millions), with the first in the series named 2K21. Though Woods is not the golfer he once was (he dropped out of the top 1000), he still remains one of the most influential sports giants ever. A living legend. On Amazon, the game is listed for $65 for PS4 and Xbox One, while on the newest consoles like PS5 and the Xbox Series X, it will cost $70. The game is also available on exclusive early access, provided you buy the deluxe version, that’ll set you back around $100.
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PGA 2K23 Release Date
The features of the game are yet to be announced, though Amazon does give us a peek at what’s to come. These include male and female golfers, premium courses, and local and online gaming experiences. The release date of PGA 2K23 is on October 11, as listed on Amazon, but the gaming company, 2K, is yet to come out with details regarding the same.
Other titles that were released outside the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series are PGA European Tour, PGA Tour Pro, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, and PGA Tour Online. Though Roy Mcllroy stepped in to fill the shoes of Tiger Woods after the mutual split, the game’s popularity had waned by then. The game comes with a rating of E under the ESRB, which means the game is suitable for everyone. This comes as no surprise, as almost all sports titles are released under E, as the game’s influence and flexibility are quite low compared to other genres.
However, that’s not to say that the game wouldn’t be under pressure; there is an ongoing feud between the 2K title and the LIV golf tour backed by Saudi Arabia that has spun lawsuits. Some of golf’s biggest players have left the PGA series to join the LIV, creating a flurry of controversies, all the while heating up the race to see which title would ultimately prevail.