John Cena Is Coming To PGA Tour 2K23 In April
WWE Superstar John Cena will come to the golf sim for free, allowing players to finally see him.
Golf simulator PGA Tour 2K23 will get a free update on April 7, 2023, featuring WWE Superstar John Cena as a playable character. Cena will sport his famous red, white, and blue colors as part of his in-game attire, and will be playable locally and online.
The update will also feature additional content including former World No. 1 Nelly Korda as a playable character, the Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Pinehurst No. 2, Eastside Golf gear, Barstool Sports Fore Play Podcast golfers, and more. Cena joins a robust lineup including Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Matthew Fitzpatrick, and Tony Finau.
As 2K Sports revealed, PGA Tour 2K23 will be free on Xbox platforms from April 6 through April 9, and on Steam from April 6 to April 10, allowing players to give John Cena a try without spending a dime. Various versions of the game will also be discounted across multiple platforms, further enticing players to dive in. This free trial period for PGA Tour 2K23 takes place during The Masters Tournament, and coincides with the release of EA Sports PGA Tour on April 7.
John Cena will kick off Wrestlemania 39 Night One on April 1, 2023, as he aims to defeat Austin Theory for the WWE United States Championship. Cena has held 16 WWE World Championships since his debut in 2002, and is widely regarded as one of the best in the business.
PGA Tour 2K23 launched in 2022 and received mostly positive reviews.
"With retooled swing mechanics, including an inventive three-click system, PGA Tour 2K23's on-the-course golfing is the best yet, not just in the series, but in the history of the simulation golf genre. Mostly smart improvements to MyCareer mode make you feel more in control of your created golfer's trajectory–even if the new consumables have the slight potential to become pay-to-win. Finally being able to play as real pros again is a joy, but the minimal real-life course additions put a slight damper on the fun. Nevertheless, it's not lacking in content in the slightest thanks to the engaging Online Societies mode and the endless possibilities provided by user-created courses, many of which could be mistaken for layouts designed by well-known course architects. PGA Tour 2K23 continues the series tradition of being welcoming to new players while offering an authentic, challenging golfing experience for those who desire it," wrote Steven Petite in GameSpot's PGA Tour 2K23 review.