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PGA Tour 2K21

Platform(s): Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Sports
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: HB Studios
Release Date: Aug. 21, 2020

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'PGA TOUR 2K21' (ALL) Uses Revolutionary Mapping Technology To Brings Real Courses To Life - Trailer

by Rainier on July 29, 2020 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT

PGA Tour 2K21 is the latest installment in the long running golfing franchise.

Featuring decorated PGA TOUR pro Justin Thomas as the cover athlete, PGA Tour 2K21 heralds the return of the great golf video game that fans have been missing. Developed by HB Studios, the studio behind The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA TOUR, PGA Tour 2K21 marks the evolution of The Golf Club franchise and will include 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. Players can also trick out their own greens and fairways with thousands of custom options in the Course Designer. Fans can reserve their tee time now by pre-ordering PGA Tour 2K21 at participating retailers. 

Thomas will be joined by 11 additional PGA TOUR pros, each of whom will present a challenge to players in PGA TOUR Career Mode as they compete to become a FedExCup Champion. Players can also create and personalize their MyPLAYERs with equipment and apparel from licensed brands including adidas, Polo Ralph Lauren, Malbon Golf, Callaway Golf, Bridgestone Golf, TaylorMade Golf and more.

Capping off the simulation experience, PGA Tour 2K21 will feature 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.


The futuristic Course Mapping process provides incredibly realistic and accurate course environments in-game, and the tech is on full display in a new trailer featuring Tournament Players Club (TPC) course East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

Each course takes several months for the golf-fanatic developers at HB Studios to build, and it starts by partnering with Terra Imaging to capture and process detailed aerial drone footage of each one. The drones capture nearly every real-life detail of these intricate courses, down to one centimeter of accuracy, and then convert the data to 3D images for HB Studios developers to recreate in- game. This process ensures that players feel every break in the green and elevated tee box that PGA TOUR professionals face in real tournaments.

“Our goal is to make the PGA TOUR 2K21 in-game TPC course recreations as detailed as possible, so it feels like you’re actually playing the course alongside top PGA TOUR pros,” said Shaun West, senior producer at HB Studios. “To see professionals play these courses on TV, and then watch each come to life as playable courses within the game, is an incredibly cool process to see. We’re excited for our fans to be able to experience it as well.”

The 15 PGA TOUR 2K21 in-game, licensed TPC courses include:

  • Atlantic Beach Country Club;
  • Copperhead Course;
  • East Lake Golf Club;
  • Quail Hollow Club;
  • Riviera Country Club;
  • TPC Boston;
  • TPC Deere Run;
  • TPC Louisiana;
  • TPC River Highlands;
  • TPC San Antonio;
  • TPC Sawgrass;
  • TPC Scottsdale;
  • TPC Southwind;
  • TPC Summerlin;
  • TPC Twin Cities.

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.

Through a partnership between 2K and sports lifestyle brand adidas, players who pre-order PGA Tour 2K21 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, designed by adidas Golf exclusively for PGA Tour 2K21. Players who purchase the PGA Tour 2K21 Digital Deluxe Edition 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 (can also be unlocked by achieving in-game objectives. No additional purchase necessary).

PGA Tour 2K21 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch (digital download) and Stadia on August 21, 2020.


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