If you are a fan of golf and the PGA Tour, then you are really going to be excited for the release of EA Sports PGA Tour. After fighting off a dreaded delay, EA Sports PGA Tour is scheduled to release on March 24, and will be playable on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.
With the announcement of the release date of EA Sports PGA Tour also came a full-length trailer that did a great job at showcasing some of the new features to be integrated into the game. The game definitely looks crisp from the trailer we saw, but now there is another decision to be made prior to March 24.
If you are looking to purchase EA Sports PGA Tour or even pre-order the game in advance, you have a big decision to make. You can either pre-order/purchase the Standard Edition or you can pre-order/purchase the Deluxe Edition. As far as the Standard Edition goes, you aren’t going to receive anything special just by purchasing the Standard Edition.
What are the pre-order bonuses?
There are pre-order bonuses that are the same for the Standard Edition and the Deluxe Edition. No matter what edition of the game you pre-order the pre-order bonuses are the same for each.
- The PLAYERS Gear
- Grand Slam Gear Bundle
- Scotty Cameron Putter
Nothing is completely out of the norm here and these three pre-order bonuses are just a way for EA Sports to say thank you for your pre-purchase. These three items are just enough to get ahead of the game for those who didn’t make a pre-order.
What comes in the Deluxe Edition?
The Deluxe Edition of EA Sports PGA Tour is really where the added bonuses come into play. Ringing up at $84.99, the Deluxe Edition allows you to get an even greater head start on the PGA Tour community and really get your feet wet with a handful of extra bonuses.
- Base Game
- Pre-order bonuses
- 3-Day Early Access
- Early Access to Augusta National
- 1,500 PGA Tour Points
- PGA Tour XP Bundle
- The Masters Gear
As you can tell by the list of bonuses above that are featured with the Deluxe Edition, you are getting a whole lot more for just $15 extra dollars. The cost of the Standard Edition is $69.99 which makes the Deluxe Edition at only $84.99 really something to think about especially if you are an avid golfing fan.
Not only do you get early access to Augusta National, more bundles and gear, and 1,500 Tour Points to give you a little boost, but you also get to play the game 3 days early starting on March 21.
Obviously, the Deluxe Edition won’t be for everyone. Some gamers just want to play casually and don’t need all the added content, but for others, they strive to get all the golf fixing in that they possibly can.
This is a big chance for EA Sports to really turn around their golfing franchise. The last time an EA Sports golf game was released was Rory McIlroy PGA Tour in 2015 and that game was a complete bust. The reviews were terrible, and the gameplay just seemed like it was lacking many key aspects that a golfing game shouldn’t be lacking. Eight years later, EA Sports has a chance to make things right by giving gamers a golfing game worth playing. That chance will be in just two months on March 24. So, will you be purchasing the Deluxe Edition, or will the Standard Edition be perfectly fine for you?