PGA Tour 2K21 Devs Talk PS5/Xbox Series X Support, DLC, Swing Updates, And More
The developers of PGA Tour 2K21 answer a series of questions about the soon-to-release professional golf game.
PGA Tour 2K21 is coming very soon, with the professional golf game scheduled for release on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on August 21. Ahead of that, the developers at HB Studios have answered some questions on Reddit regarding support for PS5/Xbox Series X, DLC, the new swing mechanics, and more.
Beginning with the next-gen consoles, HB Studios will not release a "bespoke" version of PGA Tour 2K21 for the PS5 and Xbox Series X. However, like thousands of other games on both platforms, PGA Tour 2K21 will play on PS5 and Xbox Series X through backwards compatibility, HB said.
Regarding DLC, HB said it plans to add more courses, modes, and MyPlayer options in the future. However, the studio did not say if this will come in the form of paid or free expansions.
There are 15 real-world PGA Tour courses in PGA Tour 2K21, which is more than double the number (6) that were featured in 2018's The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour.
Also in the Q&A, HB spoke about some of the changes for the swing mechanics in PGA Tour 2K21. First off, backswing tempo is removed, while the downswing timing and accuracy "tolerances" have been tuned to make the overall swing mechanics simpler. Additionally, the swing animations themselves have been updated to more "more athletic."
HB also clarified that there will be many different golf clubs to earn and unlock, and these clubs include attributes that change performance. However, HB says one club won't necessarily be "better" than another because of how the game has been tuned. For example, one driver may go further than another, but the tradeoff is that it requires a more expert control of accuracy and timing. Another example provided was that a wedge might go straight more easily, but it will be more difficult to control when using the shot-shaping mechanics.
Go to the Reddit post here to catch up with all the questions and answers.
GameSpot recently played a few hours of PGA Tour 2K21, and you can watch our gameplay video above to see us shoot 59 at TPC Summerlin.
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