Electronic Arts has announced a new entry in the PGA Tour golfing franchise, with a new cover athlete at the helm. EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will be release in June 2015, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Rory McIlroy is the current top-ranked golfer in the world and is a four time Major champion. McIlroy takes over from previous cover athlete Tiger Woods, who was the face of the PGA Tour franchise from 1991 to 2014.
“I’m very proud and humbled to see my face and name on EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour,” said McIlroy . “This is a great honor, and something I couldn’t even dream of growing up playing the sport. I really hope people enjoy the game and I’m very glad I can be a part of it.”
EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will be built using the Frostbite engine, which will help the newly announced golfing title feature “the most detailed courses in franchise history.” The Frostbite engine will also render the entire golf course at once, which means load times in-between holes will be eliminated.
No specific release date was announced and gameplay details are scarce at this time, but EA has promised they will share more information throughout “the rest of spring”.