If you aren’t ready for Masters, then put your Golf Shoes on, open your PC’s and get ready now. Because in the latest news EA sports have secured official rights to the famous and Historic Masters’ Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.
This news means that EA Sports PGA Tour has completed an quartet overhaul of All four Major tournaments which include The Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open Championship, and The Open Championship. The Masters and its home, Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, will be playable exclusively in EA Sports PGA Tour, EA announced in an breaking news on Wednesday, i.e one day before the 2021 Masters. Augusta National’s will be making it’s first appearance in a golf video game circuit since 2013’s Tiger Woods 2013 which was playable on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Electronic Arts(EA) are trying to improve its image in the golf video gaming Industry to compete with 2K Sports’ PGA Tour 2K franchise, which released 2k21 earlier this year which includes 15 real-life courses, But despite 2K’s healthy relationship with the PGA, they still don’t possess the rights to the names of the actual major tournaments.
This development adds to the resurgence occurring in the Golf video gaming Industry with EA releasing its first golf game Since 2015, 2K also launched 2k21 which is having good reviews, and in addition to all that Nintendo and Camelot Software announced a new Mario Golf Game will be launched come this summer.
“We’re honored to partner with Augusta National, home of the Masters’ Tournament, to feature the course and its traditions exclusively in EA SPORTS PGA TOUR. EA SPORTS is committed to growing the love of sports for everyone, and through our partnerships with the PGA TOUR, Augusta National, and the other majors, we will bring new and longtime fans closer to the biggest events in golf than ever before.” EA’s General Manager Cam Weber said on the acquisition of rights to Masters.
EA said in a reveal they have “worked meticulously to capture the course and traditions of the Masters including first of its kind aerial scanning to collect millions of data points, previously inaccessible in golf games, to recreate the unparalleled beauty of Augusta National authentically in the game.” It’s also touted that state-of-the-art laser scanning technology will be Used.
Although EA has not yet revealed the released dates, EA Sports PGA Tour was announced last month with no real details which include course details and avail courses, but presumably, we’ll learn more about those details in the near future.