Video: First gameplay details revealed for EA's Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR

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EA Sports promises 'golf without limits' in Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR after revealing gameplay, ball physics and course personality details for the first time.

EA has tonight revealed gameplay features for the hugely popular multi-platform golf simulator and there's exciting news for fans of the PGA franchise made famous by Tiger Woods.

A new video (above) shows the various gameplay styles, as well as enhanced ball physics and how different styles of courses can affect a gamer's shots.

Today’s announcement marks part two of the six-part Ways to Play series, with EA pledging to release more information soon regarding career mode, online play, fantasy courses, challenges and more.

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RMPGA gameplay offers multiple ways to play, including arcade controls where the left stick is used to control power and accuracy, with the ability to add spin to the shot while the ball is in the air. In addition to the arcade controls, the return of the popular three-click swings will appeal to nostalgic gamers who prefer to set power and accuracy by tapping a button rather than moving a thumbstick.

Those looking for an extra challenge can turn on the tour settings where the length of your backswing and speed of your follow through determine power, while the club path through the ball will be the most important factor in accounting for accuracy.

Fans can even mix and match all three settings to create their own custom gameplay style. Courses themselves also affect how your shots are played, as firmer, links-style courses like St. Andrews will provide more bounce and roll, while softer courses such as TPC Sawgrass will have less bounce and be more receptive to spin.

EA Sports has pledged to deliver 'golf without limits' opening up the experience like never before.

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In a statement, a spokesman for EA Sports said: "Gorgeous real-world courses and epic fantasy links provide players with the most realistic representations of their favorite locales along with the opportunity to explore brand-new locations.

"Full course loading offers limitless options when attacking the green and zero wait times when moving from hole-to-hole. Experience the next generation of golf and play where you want, what you want, how you want."

EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be available for Xbox One and PS4 on July 16, 2015. You can preorder now at

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