Written by Aaron Sycamore | Contributing Writer, CLICKON
Rory McIlroy has just blown out his ankle and endangered the defense of his Open championship, is his first title game with EA sports also looking like a failure?
Rory is the new face of the EA sports gaming franchise after taking over the reigns from Tiger Woods, who featured in the title for 16 editions of the game.
After initial excitement around the release, I addressed some concerns that have been surrounding the game.
Whilst the game graphics look stunning and video trailers show exciting footage of three different game styles, gamers and industry professionals such as TechnoBuffalo and Gamespot are worried about the lack of content. One of the main concerns is the limitation of only 8 courses, golf fans will no doubt notice that famous courses such as Pebble Beach, Torrey Pines and Augusta are all missing from the line up.
Don’t even get me started on the trailer… at first I actually considered if it was a joke.
This cheesy, annoying, in your face snippet of the game certainly isn’t selling it to me. I can understand Ryan Ferwerda’s (producer) vision to give the franchise a reboot, but I feel EA have gone completely down the wrong route on this one.
With a price tag of $60/£45 the game premiers at the top bracket of releases, applying the pressure to deliver on all fronts. After 2 years in the making, a large proportion of the PGA Tour fans and players are confused as to why it delivers much less content than previous editions.
The game is set to launch on the same week as the Open Championships, originally looking like a strong marketing ploy. However, with the chances of Rory’s appearance at the Championships looking slim, will the absence of their title golfer tee up the launch of PGA Tour 2015 to be a complete flop?