PGA Tour 2K23 PS5 PS4 2K Sports John Cena Free DLC 1

EA Sports PGA Tour releases next month on PS5, bringing genuine competition to the virtual golf space for the first time in decades. And how has 2K Sports decided to combat the impending arrival? It’s adding 16-time WWE Superstar John Cena as free DLC. Presumably, this is the publisher recycling the character model it’s already built for WWE 2K23; Michael Jordan and Steph Curry are already available from NBA 2K23, after all.

“The man who will ‘Never Give Up’ steps up to the tee box packing long-driving muscle, but how will he fare on the fairways and greens, where precision and skill outweigh power?” the press release ponders. “Decked out in a familiar red, white, and blue attire, Cena takes on an entirely new challenge amongst the top PGA Tour players on several of the most challenging courses.”

To be fair, 2K Sports has been adding meaningful content to its golf sim since launch, including courses like Spyglass Hill. It’ll be interesting to see how EA Sports PGA Tour compares, and whether it steals significant attention away. Personally, we can’t see John Cena moving the needle much – but perhaps we’re underestimating the ex-wrestler’s pulling power.