Looks Like Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Has Been Delayed


Earlier in the year, EA announced that the baton has been passed down from the prolific Tiger Woods to (relatively) young gun Rory McIlroy for their PGA Tour video game series. Rory McIlroy PGA Tour was poised to come out right around the time the U.S. Open would kick off, mainly within the month of June. However, seeing as June is a comparatively dead month when it comes to games sales, it looks like this new chapter in golf gaming will be in the waiting for a bit longer. According to the Electronic Arts quarterly financial presentation for the end of the fiscal 2015 year, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour won’t be coming out in June.

The next-gen golf game will join the likes of FIFA 16, Madden 16 and NHL 16 in launching within the Q2 period of EA’s fiscal 2016 year. Since the current release docket lists only announced PC and console games (as opposed to titles that will be revealed at E3 2015 during their conference), all we know is that Rory McIlroy PGA Tour should be released sometime between July 1st and September 30th of 2015.

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This move means that EA won’t be expecting to launch any titles between April and June of 2015. It makes sense, seeing how others like Warner Bros are really stacking up those early-middle months with quality titles like Mortal Kombat X is and what The Witcher 3 is promising to be. Besides, outside of Star Wars: Battlefront releasing on November 17th later this year, a big chunk of their 10 year Star Wars gaming license should currently for games currently in development, including whatever Amy Hennig is concocting over at Visceral Games. The delay of the launch of a golf game (perhaps EA’s least popular sporting game franchise) is no skin off of their backs.

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will be coming to PS4 and Xbox One when it finally launches.

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