Rory McIlroy PGA Tour makes it to EA Access Vault; New course debuts with latest patch

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Posted May 10th, 2016 at 12:15 pm

Banff Springs Rory McIlroy PGA Tour

The fourth EA Sports game to have originally released in 2015 has reached the Vault in EA Access. Madden NFL 16 was added in February, NHL 16 in March, and FIFA 16 in April. Rory McIlroy PGA Tour has now joined them and all other games from the publisher to have come out earlier this generation.

EA Access is currently exclusive to Xbox One with Sony declining to offer the service on PS4. For $30 a year or $5 month-to-month, members get unlimited access to the back library of EA games on the console which in addition to all the sports titles include the likes of Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Titanfall. There’s also the 10 hour trials with every EA game that begin five days before release and 10% savings on all digital purchases whether it be the actual games or microtransactions within them.

The final EA Sports game from last year to make its way to EA Access will be NBA Live 16. That one is scheduled to go in on May 25.

Additionally a new patch went out today for McIlroy that introduces another new course to the game. “Renowned for its panoramic beauty, The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course in Alberta is a captivating and challenging layout set in the heart of Canada’s Rocky Mountains.” Its addition brings the total to 14 real-world courses featured in the game.

  • Keith.

    Pretty safe to say this game and series are done. Just can’t see EA continuing to throw more good money after bad now that it’s in the Vault. Then again, I thought they also would’ve formally killed off NBA Live and UFC by now, so what do I know.

    • Just a guy

      I think moving it to a bi-yearly release really helped out.

      They could honestly make Rory ’17 HUGE after this. All they really have to do at this point is add in a few more courses and make career mode not super average and they’ve got something.

      I actually just picked this up for $16 today on PSN. Pretty good value.

      • Keith.

        I’m willing to go $100 there won’t be a Rory 17.

  • cubs223425

    Wow, I didn’t realize they got up to 14 courses, that’s much better than the crappy number at the start. Now, they just need to make an actual career mode that lets players have things like facial hair and progression of your choice…like we had 10 years ago.

    I’ll get EA Access soon to play this, but DOOM is out Friday, so it won’t be right away.