2K Games has announced tonight the latest PGA Tour 2K game, PGA Tour 2K23, and as reported on Twitter last week, they’ve picked up golf superstar Tiger Woods as the cover athlete. Famously, Tiger Woods was previously the face of EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA Tour series, until his eventual dumping from the series following his well-publicised marriage infidelities and divorce. However, he is still one of the sport’s all-time greats, and will grace the cover of all three editions of the game – with PGA Tour 2K23 Deluxe Edition and PGA TOUR 2K23 Tiger Woods Edition scheduled for worldwide release on 11 October, 2022, while the PGA Tour 2K23 Standard Edition will be released a few days later on 14 October, 2022.
The roster, led by Woods, will also include 14 male and female pros at launch, including Justin Thomas, Lexi Thompson, Tony Finau, Lydia Ko, Collin Morikawa, Will Zalatoris and Brooke Henderson. 20 licensed courses at launch include the South Course of Wilmington Country Club, The Renaissance Club, St George’s Golf and Country Club, and additional pros and courses are promised as free post-launch DLC.
Gameplay features this time around include Exhibition mode, PGA TOUR MyCareer mode (to play for the FedExCup), multilayer and Divot Derby play, MyPLAYER personalisation, and new casual modes including ‘Topgolf’. In addition, on top of the returning analogue stick swing controls, a three-click swing option will also be available. Online multiplayer features include ‘Online Societies’ to encourage players to squad up with friends for online tournaments and seasons, as well as ‘Clubhouse Pass’ (available in three tiers) for post-launch content.
The full list of differences between the editions from the press release is listed below:
- PGA TOUR 2K23 Standard Edition:
- Physical and digital versions for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 consoles, includes the base game;
- For PC, includes the base game and the Golden Club Pack, which includes a Golden Putter, Golden Driver, and four Uncommon consumable golf ball sleeves;
- Players who pre-order any version of the Standard Edition will receive the Michael Jordan Bonus Pack******, which includes playable sports icon Michael Jordan, as well as four consumable Common golf ball sleeves;
- Players who purchase the Standard Edition of the game for Xbox Series X|S (physical or digital version) or PlayStation 5 (digital version only) consoles which includes cross-generation dual entitlement will also receive the Golden Club Pack for the game on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, respectively*******.
- PGA TOUR 2K23 Deluxe Edition:
- For Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, or PlayStation 5 consoles, includes the base game with cross-generation dual-entitlement, as well as the Michael Jordan Bonus Pack, Golden Club Pack, and Deluxe Edition Bonus Pack, which includes 1300 VC (Virtual Currency), a hockey stick putter, gold baseball cap, gold glove, and three Rare consumable golf ball sleeves;
- For PC, includes the base game, as well as the Michael Jordan Bonus Pack, Golden Club Pack, and Deluxe Edition Bonus Pack.
- PGA TOUR 2K23 Tiger Woods Edition (available in digital format only):
- Includes all the contents of the Standard and Deluxe Edition for the purchased platform;
- Includes the Tiger Woods Edition Bonus Pack – which includes a Tiger Woods TaylorMade wedge set, Nike TW Golf tee shirt, and three Epic consumable golf ball sleeves – plus the Tiger Woods Signature Sunday Pack, which includes a red polo, black pants, black hat, Nike TW Golf shoes, Nike TW Golf belt, and Bridgestone Golf TOUR B XS, Tiger Edition Golf Ball.
******The Michael Jordan Bonus Pack is available as a pre-order bonus for PGA TOUR 2K23 Standard Edition through October 13, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. local time, and will be available for purchase post launch. Digital pre-orders: the Michael Jordan Bonus Pack will be delivered via game at launch. Physical pre-orders: pre-order to guarantee access to the Michael Jordan Bonus Pack which will be delivered via code in box to be redeemed in game. Terms apply. The Michael Jordan Bonus Pack is included with PGA TOUR 2K23 Deluxe Edition and PGA TOUR 2K23 Tiger Woods Edition (digital only).
*******Available for PlayStation and Xbox consoles on the same account within the same console family (Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S; PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5). PlayStation 4 (Physical): PlayStation 4 disc and PlayStation 5 console with disc drive required to play PlayStation 5 version.