Officially announcing new face and cover man for the PGA series, EA is bringing Rory McIlroy to PGA Tour.
Standing as a four time PGA Major champion and the top ranked PGA golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy will now grace the cover of all Electronic Arts PGA games. Releasing in June of 2015, you’ll soon be able to get your hands on the young man that is taking Tiger Woods’ place on the cover. After taking his cover shots, here’s what McIlroy had to say about the honor:
“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.”
Along with a change in front man, EA will also change the graphics engine behind PGA Tour, according to the Executive Producer of EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.
“Frostbite has allowed us to take this franchise to a whole new level. 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.”
Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is being developed by EA Tiburon in Orlando, Florida and will be launching on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles this June. Interestingly, there is no announcement today for a PC version of PGA Tour.