WHETHER you are a seasoned golf pro or a struggling rookie the makers of the new “ultimate golf simulation” game PGA TOUR 2K21 have gone all out to make their offering as realistic and engaging as possible.
The PGA TOUR 2K21 game, now available in Australia on a number of digital platforms, is touted as “a real-deal golf simulation experience” that features officially licensed PGA TOUR players, top tour golf courses, well known golf equipment brands, and even apparel brands.
PGA TOUR 2K21 was appropriately released in Australia and New Zealand last Friday, in the midst of the actually FedEx Cup playoffs. We say appropriately as one of the immersive features offered with the game is launching your personal quest to win the coveted FedEx trophy – though unfortunately the associated multl-million dollar cash payout won’t be included with your victory.
PGA TOUR® 2K21 is available for the PlayStation®4 system, the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X and Windows PC via Steam*, Nintendo Switch™ system** and Stadia.
ASG has a review copy of the game and we’ll report our experiences with it in due to course. For the moment we thought it judicious to spend some time in training mode before embarrassing ourselves in public on course.
In the meantime, here’s some more details via the official press release:
PGA TOUR 2K21 is built around the belief that golf is for everyone. Whether you’re a pro who’s no stranger to the dance floor or a weekend warrior looking to try your luck for the first time, there’s something here for you. Rookies can take advantage of real-time tutorials, tips and shot suggestions, while veterans can master their games with advanced features, including Pro Vision, Distance Control, Shot Shaper and Putt Preview. Tee it up solo or hit the links with friends by playing local and online matches, including Alt-Shot, Stroke Play, Skins and 4-Player Scramble. Taking the social experience to the next level, command your Clubhouse with Online Societies, where you can run full seasons and tournaments while earning bragging rights on the course. You can also create entry rules and requirements, as well as handicap and event settings, to challenge your crew.
The first step toward FedExCup glory is to create your own unique MyPLAYER by selecting from hundreds of customization options, including new licensed apparel and equipment from popular brands such as adidas, Polo Ralph Lauren, Malbon Golf, Callaway Golf, Bridgestone Golf, TaylorMade Golf and more. From there, load up your golf bag with the 14 clubs of your choice and take on the PGA TOUR Career Mode. You’ll start off on the Korn Ferry Tour and go on to compete in over 30 events spanning multiple stages of your career. You’ll also take on a roster of 12 PGA TOUR pros, headlined by PGA TOUR 2K21 cover athlete Justin Thomas.
The PGA TOUR pro roster also includes:
- Cameron Champ;
- Bryson DeChambeau, a.k.a. “The Scientist”;
- Matt Kuchar, a.k.a. “Kuch”;
- Kevin Kisner, a.k.a. “Kiz”
- Gary Woodland, a.k.a. “G-Dub”;
- Billy Horschel, a.k.a. “Billy Ho”;
- Ian Poulter, a.k.a. “The Postman”;
- Tony Finau, a.k.a. “Big Tone”;
- Jim Furyk, a.k.a. “Mr. 58”;
- Sergio Garcia;
- Patrick Cantlay.
The PGA TOUR Career Mode is brought to life by a broadcast-style presentation with state-of-the-art graphics, dynamic cutscenes and a seamless replay system, all anchored by the play-by-play commentary of veteran golf and sports broadcaster Luke Elvy and three-time PGA TOUR winner turned golf analyst Rich Beem. Elvy and Beem provide analysis and insights, while also applauding your best shots and poking fun at your missteps.
PGA TOUR 2K21 includes the world famous TPC Sawgrass and 14 additional licensed PGA TOUR courses to challenge you, each of which was created using cutting-edge technology to capture nearly every real-life detail of these intricate courses down to one centimetre of accuracy. This process ensures that players feel every dogleg on the fairway and break in the green that PGA TOUR professionals face in real tournaments.
The 15 licensed courses include:
- Atlantic Beach Country Club;
- Copperhead Course;
- East Lake Golf Club;
- Quail Hollow Club;
- Riviera Country Club;
- TPC Boston;
- TPC Deere Run;
- TPC Louisiana;
- TPC River Highlands;
- TPC San Antonio;
- TPC Sawgrass;
- TPC Scottsdale;
- TPC Southwind;
- TPC Summerlin;
- TPC Twin Cities.
You can also trick out your own greens and fairways with thousands of custom options in the Course Designer*** – powered by The Golf Club – where you can build the course of your dreams and challenge friends via cross-platform custom course sharing. Everything from clubhouses and skyscrapers to a wide variety of plants, animals and objects is available to bring your imagination to life.
In addition, players who purchase the PGA TOUR 2K21 Digital Deluxe Edition will receive the 2K/adidas CODECHAOS MyPLAYER Pack featuring adidas CODECHAOS BOA® golf shoes and custom 2K/adidas gear, including a sport performance polo, Ultimate365 pants and tour hat, designed by adidas Golf exclusively for PGA TOUR 2K21, as well as the “Golden Touch” pack featuring a gold putter and driver, along with a 2300 VC pack, which can be used to unlock in-game cosmetic items.
For more information on PGA TOUR 2K21 and 2K, visit PGATOUR2K21.com