For a long time, PGA Tour 2K (formerly known as The Golf Club) was the only realistic golf game. With EA’s entrance on the scene with EA Sports PGA Tour earlier this year, the competition has now begun. I had a conversation with Josh Muise, who is the creative director at HB Studios, to find out how this will affect their game and what we can expect in the future.
Gamereactor: How did you guys notice the entrance of EA Sports PGA Tour into the scene, and what does it do to your plans having seen their product?
Muise: As always, our focus is on making PGA Tour 2K23 the best golf simulator available. We invite competition, and anything that increases awareness and interest in golf is good for everyone. That said, we have several exciting features that set PGA Tour 2K23 apart, including our unique Course Designer, which players have used to create thousands of custom courses for the entire community to enjoy, plus an exclusive collaboration with Tiger Woods, a Topgolf experience only available in our game, unique playable golfers including Michael Jordan, Steph Curry, John Cena, Nadeshot, the Barstool Sports Fore Play crew, and more.
You guys have a great course designer in the game, but what is the status of more real courses added to the game?
For starters, Pinehurst No. 2 just arrived! We are also adding some exciting new playable golfers to the game in the coming months. We appreciate everyone’s patience. We must take our time to ensure the highest quality for each course and new addition to the game.
Will we ever see crossplay societies, now that we have crossplay ranked? A big question in the community is the ability to join more than the 10 societies you can today, so you don’t have to leave one to join another.
We love seeing players join multiple societies and continue to grow the PGA Tour 2K community! That’s something we’ll think about in the future.
You’ve done a good job of adding content in terms of playable characters like Steph Curry, the Barstool guys and whatnot. But what are your plans for real golfers added to the game?
You see a number of new playable pros and famous guests coming to PGA Tour 2K23. I can’t confirm all the names yet. Wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise!
Finally, the news about the PGA/LIV merger just came out. Does that do anything to your future plans, or is that more towards the next game?
We are curious to see what this news means for PGA Tour 2K and for the game of golf. In the meantime, we will continue to add new content to the game to keep our players excited and keep them coming back for more!
As you can see, there wasn’t much information I could get out about the future, but at least we know there will be some updates.
What pros or celebrities would you like to see join PGA Tour 2K23?