Augusta National may not be in EA Sports’ Rory McIlroy PGA Tour. The recently announced 15th installment of the popular golf series may be lacking the course for The Masters Golf Tournament when it launches. Like racing circuits or sports stadiums, real-world golf courses require licensing deals before they can appear in video games. Unfortunately for EA, their agreement with Georgia’s Augusta National has run out, putting the end of the game’s campaign in limbo. Imagine a football game without a Super Bowl or a FIFA game without a World Cup. For a large portion of the fans, it would be a stunning omission. But have no fear! EA told a worried golf aficionado that they could add Augusta later.
“Hey Lewis have the ability to add content (including new courses) post-launch and we’re exploring that option for Augusta.”
At no charge, right? Right? It’s in the game! Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is coming for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June.