Gaming

EA loses PGA Tour license, HB Studios picks it up

In what I think is great news, HB Studios, the makers of The Golf Club and The Golf Club 2 have picked up the PGA Tour license to be able to use real tournaments and courses.

Through a licensing agreement with Canadian developer HB Studios, the career mode in “The Golf Club 2019” takes a player on an authentic journey through Q-School, the Web.com Tour and a 32-tournament PGA TOUR season, including the FedExCup Playoffs, to become the FedExCup Champion. As players progress and complete challenges, they will attract sponsors who will offer rewards for continued success.

Launching in August, “The Golf Club 2019” will feature six precise replicas of renowned TPC courses: Summerlin, Scottsdale, Sawgrass, Southwind, Deere Run, and Boston. The PGA TOUR and HB Studios will continue to support the golf videogame community into the future by adding authentic tournament courses and ensuring the best possible play experience for fans of the sport.

See the announcement trailer below:

EA hasn’t made a golf game since the poorly received Rory McIlroy PGA Tour in 2015. This game will also be pulled from the digital marketplace over the next month since the license has changed hands as well.

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  1. This is huge news, EA has had the PGA license for as long as I can remember back to the Mega Drive days! I tend to prefer more arcadey golf games like Everybody’s Golf these days, but it’ll be interesting to see what a new dev does with the license, I know The Golf Club is a well-regarded series.

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    • Yeah I’m a believer with The Golf Club games. The Golf Club 2 is excellent, and I can’t wait to get the proper tours and licensed courses on the PGA 🙂

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