There's a new PGA Tour video game coming for all you golf gamers on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms. However, for the first time in decades, the PGA Tour isn't licensing its name with Electronic Arts and their EA Sports PGA Tour franchise. Rather, the PGA Tour has struck a new deal with HB Studios in creating a PGA Tour-branded Career Mode for "The Golf Club 2019" game.
The new Golf Club game won't feature PGA Tour players as the Electronic Arts versions did, once led by Tiger Woods, then Rory McIlroy. Rather, the PGA Tour has licensed the use of a number of TPC Network courses -- TPC Sawgrass, TPC Summerlin, TPC Scottsdale, TPC Southwind, TPC Deere Run and TPC Boston -- in the game, and a generic golfer will go through Career Mode, trying to work through Q-School, to the Web.Com Tour and eventually to the PGA Tour. A virtual FedEx Cup playoffs will be a feature as well.
We had recently reported EA Sports pulling their "Rory McIlroy PGA Tour" title, originally released in 2015, from digital marketplaces with the expiration of the license for selling the game through Xbox and PlayStation stores. The game had been continuously updated by EA over the three-year run, improving the game's features and adding players. We had speculated the expiring license could mean a new game was coming, but we thought it could be from Electronic Arts, not HB Studios.
We've yet to learn the release date or pricing.