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EA Access adds golf to its lineup with Rory McIlroy PGA Tour

Duffers can take their swings beginning May 10

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will join EA Access' roster of games next week, meaning NBA Live 16 and UFC 2 will be the only current EA Sports games not available through the $29.99 subscription service on Xbox One.

The inaugural edition of EA Sports golf franchise on the current console generation launched in July, and in March made good on a series of post-release promises to add courses and content to a game that disappointed at launch. About a month ago, Polygon revised its review score upward, to 7.5, in light of this.

Since launch Rory McIlroy PGA Tour has added six new courses, making a total of 19, all of which are available in the base game going onto EA Access May 10. Other content updates including game types, licensed golfers and multiplayer options have also been introduced to the game over the past nine months. It is expected, but not confirmed, that the game's major tournament events (the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship) will begin rotating courses in the game's career mode soon.

EA Access is available only on Xbox One and costs $4.99 a month or $29.99 annually. Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will make the 20th game in Access' library, the last two being FIFA 16, added in April, and Dead Space in March.

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