PGA Tour 2K23

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Sports
Publisher: 2K Sports
Developer: HB Studios
Release Date: Oct. 14, 2022

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'PGA Tour 2K23' Reveals Designer Upgrades, Community Created Content - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2022 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT

PGA Tour 2K23 is the latest installment in the long-running golfing franchise.

2K set a tee time for PGA Tour 2K23, the forthcoming entry in the golf simulation video game franchise from HB Studios. 

Featuring PGA TOUR icon and all-time sports great Tiger Woods as the cover athlete, PGA Tour 2K23 celebrates Woods’ legacy by introducing him as both a playable in-game pro and an Executive Director advising the game development team.

Woods leads a roster of more than 14 male and female pros at launch (additional pros and courses will be added as free post-launch DLC and be available to all players), including Justin Thomas, Lexi Thompson, Tony Finau, Lydia Ko, Collin Morikawa, Will Zalatoris, Brooke Henderson and more. Players can step into the tee box as one of the pros in Exhibition, multiplayer and Divot Derby play, or go head-to-head with them in a battle to climb the leaderboard and claim the FedExCup in PGA TOUR MyCAREER mode. In addition to the pros, the broadcast-style presentation and commentary team of Rich Beem and Luke Elvy also return, with the addition of English golf pro and broadcaster Henni Koyack.

PGA Tour 2K23 is poised to feature 20 licensed courses at launch on October 14, 2022; however, experienced players know they will have the opportunity to create more courses to challenge the entire PGA Tour 2K community thanks to the return of the beloved franchise staple, Course Designer.

Using Course Designer, members of the PGA Tour 2K community have created nearly 300,000 unique courses to-date for PGA Tour 2K21, resulting in an ever-growing array of new content available for all players to enjoyPGA TOUR 2K23 takes the Course Designer community relationship to the next level, by incorporating a selection of courses built by members of the community into the game at launch.

These content creators and their courses include:

  • ArcticFury – Craggy Heights, Sherwood Shores and the Training Facility;
  • b101design - Lachlan Crossing and Emery Beach Club;
  • Crazycanuck1985 - Old Marina Golf Club and Echo Park Golf Club;
  • Energ1ser - Lone Grove Golf Course and Jacobson Homestead;
  • Mattf27 - Foxholm Golf Links and Chestnut Hollow;
  • VctryLnSprts - PotHole Lake Golf Club and HuckleBerry Country Club.

Several of the creators have posted videos highlighting their custom courses, available now on PGA Tour 2K social channels.

Course Designer has also received upgrades in PGA TOUR 2K23:

  • Interface has been overhauled to provide smoother access to all design tools;
  • New cursor selection offers easier access to objects on the course;
  • New spline tool streamlines the process of creating walls and fences, including on sloped terrain, improving on the previous tool that was used for surfaces and bulk-planting trees, flowers, and natural elements;
  • Majority of trees previously featured in PGA Tour 2K21 have been updated or rebuilt from scratch to improve the visual quality, and a variety of new trees, including arborvitae and dogwood, and an assortment of twelve new flowers including dahlias, geraniums, poinsettias, poppies, roses, and more have been introduced to deck out custom courses.

In addition to the return of Course Designer, casual multiplayer mode Divot Derby and three-hole matchmaking return to keep entire crews of players competitive with their friends and other players across the globe**. Divot Derby pits up to 20 players against one another in a race to the tee. The first golfer to make it to the ninth and final hole wins! Players who get knocked out early can watch the rest of the competition in Spectator Mode. Three-hole matchmaking is an online multiplayer mode designed to offer new ways to play, with shorter play times and dialed up intensity. Both modes encourage players of all skill levels to jump in and knock out a quick game or two when they don’t have time for a full 18 holes.

PGA Tour 2K23 will include 20 licensed courses at launch. New additions include the South Course of Wilmington Country Club, The Renaissance Club, St. George’s Golf and Country Club and more. The industry-leading Course Designer also returns, offering players the opportunity to build their dream courses and share them with a global online community.

MyPLAYER personalization returns and players can equip their MyPLAYERS just like Tiger with Nike Golf, TaylorMade and Bridgestone Golf apparel and gear. Even more apparel options are available from licensed brands, including Callaway Golf, FootJoy, Malbon Golf, Nike Golf, PUMA, Titleist, TravisMathew and more (some cosmetic items and consumables may require unlocking with virtual currency (earned or paid) or via gameplay). Clubs and balls from brands including Bridgestone Golf, Callaway Golf, COBRA, Mizuno, Odyssey Golf, Scotty Cameron, TaylorMade, Titleist and Wilson are available to deck out players’ golf bags and keep them swinging with swag. In addition to the returning analog stick swing, a three-click swing option is also available for an added level of customization so players can play the way they like.

PGA Tour 2K23 offers new casual modes to help rookies get into the game, while giving seasoned players new challenges and opportunities to work on their skills. The introduction of Topgolf offers a unique experience emulating the popular golf entertainment phenomenon, where players can aim for targets and try to earn the highest score. Training mode offers multiple ways to develop skills, including swing calibration, lessons, chipping practice, a driving range and a putting green.

Online multiplayer features (cross-gen but not cross-platform) also return for PGA Tour 2K23. Online Societies encourage players to squad up with friends for custom tournaments and full seasons, while Clubhouse Pass will provide post-launch content and goals for players to enjoy well into the future. Clubhouse Pass is available in three tiers: Free, Premium ($9.99/season) and Premium + ($19.99/season). PGA Tour 2K23 required to play content. More details to follow.

The game will be available in multiple editions, each with unique cover art depicting painted portraits of Tiger Woods:

PGA Tour 2K23 Standard Edition:

  • Physical and digital versions for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and PS5 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 PS5 (digital version only) consoles which includes cross-generation dual entitlement will also receive the Golden Club Pack for the game on Xbox One or PS4, respectively.

PGA Tour 2K23 Deluxe Edition:

  • For Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, or PS5 consoles, includes the base game with cross-generation dual-entitlement, as well as the Michael Jordan Bonus PackGolden 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 PackGolden Club Pack, and Deluxe Edition Bonus Pack.

PGA Tour 2K23 Tiger Woods Edition (available in digital format only):

  • Includes all the contents of the Standard and 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.

The Michael Jordan Bonus Pack is available as a pre-order bonus for PGA Tour 2K23 Standard Edition through October 13, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. local time, and will be available for purchase post launch. Digital pre-orders: the Michael Jordan Bonus Pack will be delivered via game at launch. Physical pre-orders: pre-order to guarantee access to the Michael Jordan Bonus Pack which will be delivered via code in box to be redeemed in game. Terms apply. The Michael Jordan Bonus Pack is included with PGA Tour 2K23 Deluxe Edition and PGA Tour 2K23 Tiger Woods Edition (digital only).

PGA Tour 2K23 Deluxe Edition and PGA Tour 2K23 Tiger Woods Edition are scheduled for worldwide release on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, followed by PGA Tour 2K23 Standard Edition on Friday, October 14, 2022.

PGA Tour 2K23, rated E for Everyone, will be available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC (Steam) on October 14, 2022.

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