*UPDATED* PGA Tour 2K21: Next Gen, Release Date, Pre-order, Price, News, Golfers, Courses, Career Mode & more
World number 4 Justin Thomas graces the cover of the game, but what courses will be included?
Set to be the most realistic golf game we’ve ever seen, PGA Tour 2K21 will bring you close to the action.
With the Tour back in full swing, here’s what you need to know ahead of the game’s release.
Latest News – 2K hint at Next Gen price?
2K Sports’ biggest title, NBA 2K21 arrives later this year in September.
There will also be an exclusive version for Next Gen consoles, costing £5 / $5 more (£69.99 / $69.99 in total).
PGA Tour 2K21 arrives just two weeks ahead of NBA 2K21, so perhaps 2K will issue some details surrounding Next Gen in the near future.
Release Date & Platforms
PGA Tour 2K21 will release on Friday, 21 August 2020, just as the FedEx Cup Playoffs are teeing off.
Price & Editions
PGA Tour 2K21 Standard Edition costs £49.99 / $59.99 on all platforms.
READ MORE: Which edition of PGA Tour 2K21 should I buy?
The Digital Deluxe Edition costs £59.99 / $69.99 on all platforms and is available via download only.
Pre-orders are already available for the upcoming game.
On PS4, you can only pre-order physical copies at the moment, with digital versions available soon.
Those who do pre-order 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.
If you purchase the PGA Tour Digital Deluxe Edition, you will receive the 2K/Adidas Codechaos MyPlayer pack, as well as the “Golden Touch” pack featuring a gold putter and driver, and a 2300 VC pack, which can be used to unlock in-game cosmetic items.
Those eagle-eyed amongst you will be able to spot the various courses, as well as the first look at Justin Thomas in-game.
You can also see the cover of both editions on the game, as well as pre-order goodies from Adidas.
The first cover star announced by 2K is former world number 1 Justin Thomas.
Currently ranked fourth in the world, JT has lifted illusive titles such as the PGA Championship and the FedEx Cup as well as representing the US in the Ryder Cup.
Speaking to RealSport, Thomas said: “It means a lot to be on the cover of PGA Tour 2K21.
“I was thinking about it and it’s a great way for my first involvement to be in a video game – to be on the cover is about as good as it gets!
“It’s an unbelievable honour because there are so many great players, deserving and great players who could have been chosen. To be asked was just humbling.”
Although you can’t play as JT on the game, he and his fellow pros will be setting challenges for you.
PGA Tour Career Mode
This is your chance to go all the way and become FedExCup Champion.
Justin Thomas and the other 11 PGA Tour pros will present a challenge as you gun for glory.
No 2K title would be complete without MyPLAYER, where you create your pros to take on the best of the best.
You can personalise your character with equipment and apparel from licensed brands, including Adidas, Polo Ralph Lauren, Malbon Golf, Callaway Golf, Bridgestone Gold, TaylorMade Golf and more.
Play against your friends both on and offline thanks to the multiplayer feature.
As well as Justin Thomas, there are 11 other PGA Tour Pros – although they are not playable characters on the game.
Here’s all the confirmed players:
- Justin Thomas
- Matt Kuchar
- Bryson DeChambeau
- Kevin Kisner
- Cameron Champ
- Tony Finau
- Ian Poulter
- Gary Woodland
- Billy Horschel
- Jim Furyk
- Patrick Cantlay
- Sergio Garcia
On commentary, you’ll hear the familiar voices of Luke Elvy and Rich Beem as part of 2K’s broadcast-style presentation.
The game will make it feel like you are in the PGA Tour with these guys taking you through every shot.
As shown in the teaser trailer, The Players Championship at Sawgrass will feature in PGA Tour 2K21.
In the full trailer we saw a whole range of courses and tournaments feature, these were:
- Zurich Classic of New Orleans – TPC Louisiana
- John Deere Classic – TPC Deere Run
- 3M Open – TPC Twin Cities
- Tour Championship – East Lake Golf Club
- Valspar Championship – Copperhead Course at Innisbrook
- Valero Texas Open – TPC San Antonio
The PGA Championship is expected to feature, with that taking place at TPC Harding Park.
We can also expect the other two of the three courses for this year’s FedEx Cup Playoffs, alongside the Tour Championship:
- The Northern Trust – TPC Boston
- BMW Championship – Olympia Fields Country Club
In total, 15 real-life courses will be coming to PGA Tour 2K21.
READ MORE: All the courses coming in PGA Tour 2K21
Not only that, but there will be a course creator, allowing you to design your own course and share them with the community!
There is no news on whether PGA Tour 2K21 will be re-released on Next Gen consoles, PS5 and Xbox Series X, with the game arriving three months beforehand.
With Smart Delivery on Series X, however, any game purchased on Xbox One will be available for free from your library on Xbox One.
After the NBA 2K21 reveal on Next Gen, there is a small glimmer of hope that PGA Tour 2K21 could receive a separate version for PS5 and Xbox Series X.
You want some gameplay?
Well here it is thanks to a first runthrough from the team at 2K.
We really like the course map that pops up at the tee, with a first look of the pro rivalry feature being shown off.
The PGA Tour 2K21 developers took to Reddit to answer some questions from the community!
They addressed difficulty levels, more sponsored equipment, and the LPGA.
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