Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR News Post

Check out the latest EA SPORTS PGA TOUR screenshots, along with the E3 trailer and first details, just in case you missed them.

Owen Good also chimes with his latest "Roster File" article at Polygon. Executive Producer, Brent Nielsen talks about the reasoning behind the Paracel Storm multiplayer map from Battlefield 4 making its way into the game.

Nielsen knew what he was in for by offering this hole for show at E3. There's no pleasing some people. But, he insists, the game's core and casual fan bases practically divided into PS3/360 and Wii camps for about 5 years have more in common than they think. "It's not that our core likes one thing and our casual consumers like another," he said. They want to approach the challenge in the same way, one is just willing to tackle a more demanding set of expectations than another. "Our research shows they also like a lot of the same things. Like fantasy golf courses.

"We haven't built one in a number of years," Nielsen said, "but they were always our most popular DLC courses. We don't feel like we have to build two separate games; it's one game that reaches that broader audience."

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# 1 Stormyhog @ 06/14/14 01:48 PM
I have always hated fantasy courses never play them and would never pay for them. Even when they are bundled in packs I don't use them.
# 2 DirtyJerz32 @ 06/14/14 02:27 PM
I'm sorry, but fantasy courses are for arcade golf games. There's a reason why people play Golden Tee.
# 3 cyclonez7 @ 06/14/14 03:08 PM
They better have all of the courses on the disc. I'm not going to pay 60 bucks for a game with only 10 courses and the rest on dlc for another 50 bucks.
# 4 TMuss @ 06/14/14 03:32 PM
"Our research shows they also like a lot of the same things. Like fantasy golf courses."

Does your research involve asking your 5 year old child what they like and then call it a day? Just have Michael Bay design the game. EXPLOSIONS!!!! MORE EXPLOSIONS!!!! And puppy dogs.
# 5 Stormyhog @ 06/14/14 05:11 PM
Let's pray that the paracel map course doesn't rubberband.
# 6 venga @ 06/15/14 06:36 AM
That was the most ridiculous moment of the E3. That was EA.
# 7 Ryan97 @ 06/15/14 09:33 AM
Pretty arrogant statements, that cant possibly feel more disconnected from reality to a guy who has been gaming for 30 years.
# 8 WhiteMan22 @ 06/15/14 12:27 PM
Because I so want a freaking Battleship crashing into the green while I'm trying to putt.
# 9 Stormyhog @ 06/15/14 01:51 PM
They are so disconnected themselves why would you associate your game wth a game that has so many issues and one of the worst launch disasters ever. Instead of levolution now we got hazardlution. I am not saying you can't have fantasy courses included but it shouldn't be the focus of a trailer trying to sell your game.
# 10 pjburrage @ 06/16/14 05:30 AM
It seems like they can't understand there is a difference between fantasy/fictitious courses (i.e. realistic style courses with a little twist - excessive wind, narrower fairways etc) - which are okay - and 'fantasy' courses (i.e. this Battlefield one).

It's almost as if they've seen the positive response to The Golf Club and thought oh people want non-licensed courses, here is a course based on Battlefield. Just seems a complete 180 from the PGA Tour team, which to be honest just needed to build on what they've got, as gameplay wise it is one of the better EA Sports offerings.
# 11 inkcil @ 06/16/14 12:08 PM
I'm not the best at grading golf games, but I liked TW 14, especially the historical content (players, scenarios and courses). Too me just build off that without the Tiger Brand. Dive deeper into the presentation, gameplay, immersion, etc. Don't stray further away out into left field with this stuff.
# 12 globalbeats7 @ 06/17/14 09:22 AM
this right here, is garbage.
# 13 ComfortablyLomb @ 06/22/14 10:42 PM
A battleship slamming into the golf course. On fire. With stuff exploding and fighter jets. I don't even know what to say about EA's decision making anymore. This isn't real life.
# 14 Chairman7w @ 06/22/14 11:16 PM
Oh Dear God that can't be real.

Please tell me this can't be real.
# 15 brandon27 @ 06/24/14 10:58 AM
Originally Posted by Chairman7w
Oh Dear God that can't be real.

Please tell me this can't be real.
I don't mind fantasy courses that much, as long as they're realistic fantasy courses. A battleship crashing through a course is not that. I don't mind the courses that are in TW14, simply because they at least appear as "real" golf courses. That being said, I don't want them to be a part of career mode etc. etc. If they are there simply for me to play if I want a different kind of challenge, then I dont really care. I'd prefer real golf courses, real golfers, ya know... real PGA golf as the game's title suggests.

The screenshots do look really good though. This game has typically been a consistent by for me, but with what they're showing this year, it's become a wait and see for me. I'll need to see a complete course listing, see somewhere that the fantasy courses are nothing more than an option to play in regular game modes. If I'm forced to play them for whatever reason in career, I'm pretty sure I'm out.

I can handle fantasy courses, as long as they still resemble real golf courses, not carnival type environments. If I wanted that in my golf experience I'd go to the local mini-golf course that has one 9 holes pirate ship themed, and they other 9 themed around a volcano.

I can understand EA's approach to included both fantasy golf, and real golf together in the same title... but there's absolutely no reason for them to cross paths within the game... at least that's my opinion. Give me the real PGA tour part of the game, and leave it that way, and give me the option to play the fantasy courses if I choose to... but don't combine them into one mode.
# 16 woody2goody @ 06/26/14 05:58 AM
I tell you what they really need to do. Create pretty much every golfer on Tour as playable characters. The power is there on next gen, and restricting us to 25 or so golfers I've always thought was a bit lazy.
# 17 bigmoe @ 06/27/14 09:14 AM
I thought I saw Godzilla in the horizon ........Fooooore!
# 18 brandon27 @ 06/27/14 10:11 AM
Originally Posted by woody2goody
I tell you what they really need to do. Create pretty much every golfer on Tour as playable characters. The power is there on next gen, and restricting us to 25 or so golfers I've always thought was a bit lazy.
I'm sure its more of a licensing issue than laziness or system capabilities. To use each golfers likeness and name, its going to cost money. Plus, there's an awful lot of golfers on tour. Hundreds really. I think we need to keep in mind there's costs to doing that, its not just a matter of sticking someone in the game and running with it. Plus, I'd imagine each license for each golfer would have to be done separately since there's no players/golfers union such as the NFLPA, or NHLPA. At least not that im aware of, unless the PGA itself can do that. Either way, I think its alot more difficult than we think. Similar to the NASCAR games... each driver has to be licensed, each manufacturer, each sponsor, each track etc. etc. etc.

I do agree though, there needs to be far more than the 15-20 they put into the game though.
# 19 Zinger @ 07/03/14 12:23 AM
I didn't like those latest screenshots at all. Those skies look like some post nuclear holocaust world to me.
# 20 MacDiiddy @ 07/05/14 10:55 PM
I think these are great. If you dont like them, dont play them.

I remember years past playing fantasy courses that were absurdly difficult and great to play once you max out your Created Character. The one that comes to mind was Central Park some years back.

People find things to complain about. I may not think the premise of the single player in Battlefield 4 is absurd and dumb, luckly I don't have to play it, if all I really am buying the game for is Multiplayer.

If you are buying this game for simulation golf, then dont play the fantasy courses.....its pretty easy.

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