McIlroy replaces Woods as the face of EA Sports PGA Tour
EA Sports has announced that Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy is the new face of their golf franchise. The first game baring the name “EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour” will be released in June 2015 for PS4 and Xbox One.
Prior to Rory McIlroy becoming the face of the game, Tiger Woods was the face of the series from PGA Tour 99 to PGA Tour 14, but EA and Woods’ ended their partnership in October 2013 following a “mutual decision to end our [their] partnership”.
Rory McIlroy had the following to say regarding the announcement.
“I’m very proud and humbled to see my face and name on EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR,”
“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 also announced that EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will be the first EA Sports title to be built using the Frostbite engine. According to Brent Nielsen, Executive Producer of EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR, “The new engine drastically improves all facets of the game, from core gameplay to opportunities for brand-new modes and features. We’re looking forward to sharing a lot of great news with our fans throughout the rest of the spring.”
The most noticeable change fans of the series will see is that the Frostbite engine allows the entire course to be rendered at once, this means that loading times between holes should be eliminated.
For more information on Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, visit https://www.easports.com/pga-tour/rory.