PGA Tour 2K23 is coming out in October with a playable Michael Jordan

PGA Tour 2K23 Tiger Woods Header

2K and HB Studios’ golf series returns with PGA Tour 2K23, available from 11th October across Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Tiger Woods will be the cover star, with PGA Tour 2K23 celebrating his legacy by featuring him as a playable in-game pro and giving him an Executive Director role in the its development.

PGA Tour 2K23 Tiger Woods

He’s not the only sporting legend in the game though, as Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, will also be a playable character. Jordan will be included as a pre-order bonus for the standard edition of the game, but will be included with all Deluxe Edition and Tiger Woods Editions of the game.

Beyond these icons, there’s over 14 male and female pros at launch, including Justin Thomas, Lexi Thompson, Tony Finau, Lydia Ko, Collin Morikawa, Will Zalatoris, Brooke Henderson and more. You can play as them, or craft your own MyPlayer, equipping and customising them with all manner of licensed brands.

There will also be 20 licensed courses included at launch, with new additions including the South Course of Wilmington Country Club, The Renaissance Club, and St. George’s Golf and Country Club. Of course, this golf series has a deep course designer included, with a bustling community of players having created countless courses for previous games.

PGA Tour 2K23 aims to be more accessible than ever with new casual game modes for rookies. A new Topgolf mode emulates the golf entertainment game with players trying to aim for and hit targets to earn a high score, while training modes will teach you concepts and then let you practice them.

One huge new addition is a new three-click swing option that exists alongside the analogue stick swing that has been a series staple. Three-click will be much more like easy-going arcade golf games, but we’re keen to see how it plays in a more simulation setting again.

PGA Tour 2K23 is out on 14th October for the Standard Edition, but people picking up the Deluxe Edition or Tiger Woods Edition will get to play from 11th October.

It’s been a while since PGA Tour 2K21 came out in August 2020, rebranding The Golf Club series to put the PGA license front and centre. In our review, Nick said:

“PGA 2K21 gives a damn fine game of golf. It controls solidly and there’s a good learning curve as you get to grips with the more advanced types of shot. Despite that, I can’t help but be a little disappointed with the feel of the overall experience. What should have been a hole in one return of a licensed golf series feels like it’s only just managing to hit par.”

With PGA Tour 2K23 coming out in October, 2K will also still have the only golf game in town, thanks to EA’s returning rival series being delayed to 2023.

Source: press release

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