An announcement has been “teased” in a very obvious way on social media for the past week, as well as the reveal of its next cover athlete. So news of this years entry of 2K’s PGA TOUR IP comes at no surprise. But there’s a lot more to this announcement than we were expecting.
PGA TOUR 2K was introduced back in 2020 after replacing The Golf Club, an IP which 2K acquired publishing rights to in 2018. However, things have been quiet on the green since the release of PGA TOUR 2K21 with no annual entry for the golfing franchise last year.
Things seem to be back in full swing though after the official announcement of PGA TOUR 2K23, which is coming to most consoles and Steam on October 14, 2022. Along with the reveal of cover athlete, Tiger Woods. This is the first time in almost 10 years since he’s graced the cover of a PGA video game. Woods isn’t just going to be the face of PGA TOUR 2K23 either, as he’s stuck his finger in multiple pies.
Along with cover athlete, Tiger Woods also serves as Executive Producer of PGA TOUR 2K23. As well as being a playable in-game pro. Which is also a first for the PGA TOUR 2K IP, as players could only use MyPLAYER characters they create themselves. He joins the likes of Justin Thomas, Lexi Thompson and Michael Jordan (yes, you’ve read that correctly) in a roster of 14+ pros at launch, with more said to coming via free post-launch DLC.
MyPLAYER isn’t going anywhere though. It returns with plenty of gear and apparel to personalise your MyPLAYER. Including licenced brands such as Bridgestone, Nike Golf, PUMA, FootJoy and much more. PGA TOUR 2K23 also includes 20 licenced courses at launch, which players can tee off of across multiple modes both old and new. Including various solo modes as well as the return of its multiplayer mode, Online Societies. A key feature that’s been around since PGA TOUR 2K’s days as The Golf Club.
One of the new casual modes is one that most will be familiar with, whether you’ve stepped foot on a green or not. Topgolf has taken the world by storm, with locations in the USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Mexico and United Arab Emirates. And it’s also coming to PGA TOUR 2K23. Just like its physical locations, Topgolf tasks players to score points by aiming for different sized targets across a large driving range. There are multiple Topgolf modes, however nothing further has been revealed in greater detail just yet.
This announcement also reveals PGA TOUR 2K23’s multiple editions. Both a Standard and Deluxe Edition will be available in both physical and digital formats. However the Tiger Woods Edition will only be available in a digital format. If you’d like to play a round of 18 as Michael Jordan, you’ll want to grab the Deluxe and Tiger Woods Edition’s of the game. He’ll also be available in the Standard Edition but only as a pre-order bonus.
Full details of what’s found in each edition can be found below.
- PGA TOUR 2K23 Standard Edition:
- Physical and digital versions for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 consoles, includes the base game;
- For PC, includes the base game and the Golden Club Pack, which includes a Golden Putter, Golden Driver, and four Uncommon consumable golf ball sleeves;
- Players who pre-order any version of the Standard Edition will receive the Michael Jordan Bonus Pack, which includes playable sports icon Michael Jordan, as well as four consumable Common golf ball sleeves;
- Players who purchase the Standard Edition of the game for Xbox Series X|S (physical or digital version) or PlayStation 5 (digital version only) consoles which includes cross-generation dual entitlement will also receive the Golden Club Pack for the game on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, respectively.
- PGA TOUR 2K23 Deluxe Edition:
- For Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, or PlayStation 5 consoles, includes the base game with cross-generation dual-entitlement, as well as the Michael Jordan Bonus Pack, Golden Club Pack, and Deluxe Edition Bonus Pack, which includes 1300 VC (Virtual Currency), a hockey stick putter, gold baseball cap, gold glove, and three Rare consumable golf ball sleeves;
- For PC, includes the base game, as well as the Michael Jordan Bonus Pack, Golden Club Pack, and Deluxe Edition Bonus Pack.
- PGA TOUR 2K23 Tiger Woods Edition(available in digital format only):
- Includes all the contents of the Standardand Deluxe Edition for the purchased platform;
- Includes the Tiger Woods Edition Bonus Pack– which includes a Tiger Woods TaylorMade wedge set, Nike TW Golf tee shirt, and three Epic consumable golf ball sleeves – plus the Tiger Woods Signature Sunday Pack, which includes a red polo, black pants, black hat, Nike TW Golf shoes, Nike TW Golf belt, and Bridgestone Golf TOUR B XS, Tiger Edition Golf Ball.
PGA TOUR 2K23 is scheduled to launch on October 14, 2022 for Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Steam.