Publisher 2K Games has today confirmed an Aug. 21 release date for PGA Tour 2K21, its officially licensed golf simulation game developed by HB Studios. Players will be able to pick it up on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and PC via Steam for $59.99, or $69.99 for its Deluxe Edition.
PGA TOUR 2K21 features 15 licensed PGA TOUR courses, each of which was scanned using cutting-edge technology to bring the fairways, greens, bunkers, trees, lakes and ponds to life.
But for those who prefer to design their own, a Course Designer function allows players to trick out their own greens and fairways with “thousands of custom options.”
As you may have noted from the above image, Justin Thomas 2017’s FedExCup Champion, PGA Championship winner and former World #1 on the Official World Golf Ranking is this year’s cover athlete.
“Being chosen to be the first-ever cover athlete for the premiere PGA TOUR 2K game is a tremendous honor,” said Justin Thomas. “I’m excited to join the 2K family and challenge players everywhere on the digital links.”
In addition to Thomas, there are 11 other pro golfers players can choose to compete as. Alternatively, they can create and personalize their own custom characters. Equipment and apparel from licensed brands including Adidas and Polo Ralph Lauren are available.
To fully immerse players in the experience, PGA TOUR 2K21 features 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 renowned broadcaster Luke Elvy and analyst Rich Beem.
PGA TOUR chief legal officer and executive VP Len Brown weighs in with his own thoughts on today’s news:
“As a global leader in the sports simulation genre, 2K is the perfect partner to kick off the new PGA TOUR 2K video game series and introduce the PGA TOUR experience to new players of all ages.
“We’re thrilled to see what the future of the franchise has in store, starting with PGA TOUR 2K21.”
While VP of marketing at 2K Chris Snyder adds:
“Golf is hotter than ever, with celebrities, athletes and musicians playing the game and sharing their experiences on social media every day. Our goal is to create the most authentic golf simulation experience ever, and HB Studios brings that authenticity in PGA TOUR 2K21, which is a true 2K game in every sense, incorporating realism, depth and fun that appeals to golf aficionados and casual fans alike.”
PGA TOUR 2K21 is designed for players of all skill levels. Rookies can take advantage of real-time tutorials, tips and shot suggestions, while veterans can master their games with Pro Vision, Distance Control, Putt Preview and other innovations.
Social gaming is at the core of the experience, as players can hit the links with friends in local and online matches, including Alt-Shot, Stroke Play, Skins and 4-Player Scramble. In addition, Online Societies will encourage players to invite their squad to hit the clubhouse and run full seasons and tournaments with unique entry rules and requirements, as well as handicap and event settings.
You can check out PGA Tour 2K21 in action in the below announcement trailer.