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'PGA Tour 2K21' to tee off worldwide on Aug. 21

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 15, 2020   /   12:25 pm
'PGA Tour 2K21' to tee off worldwide on Aug. 21 Professional golfer Justin Thomas was chosen as the cover athlete for 'PGA TOUR 2K21'. (The Jakarta Post/Courtesy of the PGA Tour)

Gaming publisher 2K has announced that PGA TOUR 2K21, its forthcoming, officially licensed golf simulation video game, is currently scheduled for worldwide release on Aug. 21 for the PlayStation 4 system, the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X and Windows PC via Steam, the Nintendo Switch system and Stadia.

Featuring decorated PGA TOUR pro Justin Thomas as the cover athlete, PGA TOUR 2K21 heralds the return of the great golf video game that fans have been missing.

 “Being chosen to be the first-ever cover athlete for the premiere PGA TOUR 2K game is a tremendous honor,” said Justin Thomas, the 2017 FedExCup champion, PGA Championship winner and former world number one on the Official World Golf Ranking.

“I’m excited to join the 2K family and challenge players everywhere on the digital links.”

Thomas will be joined by 11 additional PGA TOUR pros, each of whom will present a challenge to players in the PGA TOUR Career Mode as they compete to become a FedExCup Champion. Players can also create and personalize their MyPLAYERs with equipment and apparel from licensed brands including adidas, Polo Ralph Lauren, Malbon Golf, Callaway Golf, Bridgestone Golf, TaylorMade Golf and more.

Capping off the simulation experience, PGA TOUR 2K21 will feature a broadcast-style presentation with state-of-the-art graphics, dynamic cut scenes and a seamless replay system, all anchored by the play-by-play commentary of renowned broadcaster Luke Elvy and analyst Rich Beem.

“As a global leader in the sports simulation genre, 2K is the perfect partner to kick off the new PGA TOUR 2K video game series and introduce the PGA TOUR experience to new players of all ages,” said Len Brown, PGA TOUR chief legal officer and executive vice president, licensing.

 “Golf is hotter than ever with celebrities, athletes and musicians playing the game and sharing their experiences on social media every day," said Chris Snyder, vice president of marketing for 2K.

"Our goal is to create the most authentic golf simulation experience ever.”