Today, 2K has shared a video all about next month's PGA Tour 2K21, giving us an inside look at how state-of-the-art mapping technology is being used to bring real-life courses into the game.

The development team at HB Studios have partnered with Terra Imaging to capture and process detailed aerial drone footage of each course. These drones capture nearly every real-life detail of these intricate courses, right down to just one centimetre of accuracy, and then convert the data to 3D images for HB Studios developers to recreate in-game.

A press release covering the video notes that each course takes HB Studios several months to build. Shaun West, senior producer at the company, says, "Our goal is to make the PGA TOUR 2K21 in-game TPC course recreations as detailed as possible, so it feels like you’re actually playing the course alongside top PGA TOUR pros. To see professionals play these courses on TV, and then watch each come to life as playable courses within the game, is an incredibly cool process to see."

The 15 licensed TPC courses you'll find in-game include:

  • Atlantic Beach Country Club;
  • Copperhead Course;
  • East Lake Golf Club;
  • Quail Hollow Club;
  • Riviera Country Club;
  • TPC Boston;
  • TPC Deere Run;
  • TPC Louisiana;
  • TPC River Highlands;
  • TPC San Antonio;
  • TPC Sawgrass;
  • TPC Scottsdale;
  • TPC Southwind;
  • TPC Summerlin;
  • TPC Twin Cities.
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Remember, PGA Tour 2K21 launches on Switch on 21st August. Will you be teeing off next month? Let us know with a comment below.