EA Sports Teases PGA Tour Video Game With Rolling Ball

Well, EA Sports has been very quiet about their new golf game simply titled “PGA Tour” which was the name of their very first title back in 1986. They released an epic trailer for the Tiger Woodsless video game back in June of 2014 during the popular E3 video game convention where Ian Poulter is seen blasting a tee shot over a moving battleship during war.

Ever since then however, EA has been almost completely silent since the trailer leaving fans questioning if the game will release this year or not. Some fans believe EA has been retooling the game to compete with the increasingly popular golf simulation game, The Golf Club by HB Studios.

Either way, they finally look like they’re about to spill the beans on their new game. They did a little teaser video on Twitter and Facebook just to mess around with fans once again.

Here’s the 12 second clip:

A lot of fans think it’s an Easter Egg and I can partially agree because of the color. From my view it just looks a little too round to be an Easter Egg but the way it rolls might have something to do with that.

Thing is, the caption of the video says “Let’s get the ball rolling”. “BALL”. I see many people say that if it is indeed an egg, than that means the game may release on Easter which could very well be likely despite GameStop’s placeholder date of June 30th.

Another tweet tells us that the game could be bigger than expected:

And in case you didn’t see it (This is probably the third time I shared it), here’s the epic trailer of the game which was showcased way back in June of 2014.

As a video game geek, I can write about golf video games all day, and I too feel like I’m going nuts because EA has been teasing us for so long.

But don’t be surprised if we hear some news on Tuesday which is a day where video games, books, etc are all released, including game news.

The wait is finally over my friends! *Party horns sound*

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EA’s Tigerless Video Game to be at PGA Merchandise Show

Yes, this was in the trailer! AWESOME!

Yes, this was in the trailer! AWESOME!

 

EA Sports PGA Tour, formerly known as Tiger Woods PGA Tour, will be on hand at the always very popular PGA Merchandise Show. They will have both a long drive contest and a closest to the pin contest so this will get golf gaming fans a chance to experience what the new game will bring.

 

This comes as a sigh of relief to many of us who are gaming nerds as EA Sports hasn’t released any info at all since they released the trailer for the game way back in June. Now, the gates seem to slowly be opening into what this game will bring.

 

As you may know, the trailer consists of what appears to be a gorgeous virtual version of the legendary Pete Dye designed TPC Sawgrass course with Ian Poulter taking a swing.

 

Until….

 

Poulter finds himself teeing off in the middle of a war zone on a beautiful island. He then proceeds to hit a tee shot over a moving battleship that crashes onto the island as Poulter’s ball lands in the hole for an ace.

 

Now, that same trailer has taken heat from traditionalists for basically not being boring. I think it’s freakin’ cool that they’re doing this and adding a variety to the game but traditionalists simply want golf games to be yawn fests which is why they haven’t sold in recent years.

 

The old games were awesome and were they reason why they were popular. In later years, EA took out some of the wonderful things that made the older games so perfect.

 

They took out celebrations, epic camera angles when you hit a great shot, power boosts off the tee, and of course, David Feherty and Gary McCord who were hilarious in those games (Feherty is in the current games but isn’t as funny). Now they seem like they’re going back to their roots and that’s fantastic to see.

 

My attitude is, if you want something more like realistic golf, then play The Golf Club as I mentioned before. That’s what I’m going to do is play The Golf Club when I want something more realistic and play EA PGA Tour when I want something totally extreme.

 

Plus, there’s going to be real PGA Tour courses in the game anyway so it’s not like there’s going to be all crazy fantasy courses. Haters gonna hate though.

 

So, let’s keep an eye out for anymore information on this game. If the cover athlete is announced for the game, you bet I’ll be wiring about it!

 

The PGA Merchandise Show is from January 21st to the 23rd.

 

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Video: Dude Plays EA Sports PGA Tour….in Real Life

EA Sports will be releasing their latest golf video game in the early part of this year and it seems like a golfer already got a head start. The player in the video plays golf and the camera is angled on him as if he is inside the video game.

It’s definitely a creative and unique video! Huge credit to who did the camera and audio work. Outstanding. Take a look below!

The only thing missing is if he was hitting over some battleships like in the EA Sports PGA Tour trailer. At least hit over a little riverboat right? Just make sure it looks totally cool!

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