So Rory comes out in July 2015 giving EA seven years to think about 2023. If you look at Rory you might be able to speculate on how '23 will look and play. I wrote out a list of things that caught my eye while playing...
A really annoying thing was the histrionics of the player after a 'bad' shot. Get rid of that EA.
Ball flight comet was faint or non-existent on Xbox. It was getting lost in dodgy skyboxes.
Crowds were great. You tend to zone them out but they at least looked a bit better than adequate. Things like people walking along paths rather all standing in a bunch all swaying at the same time. Disturbing. The responses were 'exciting' and some comments were interesting! It looks like crowds are in '23 and look very good from what I think I saw in the teaser.
Menu music is in fact nice music.
Lie slope works.
10 to 15 mph winds don't seem to do much.
You can't free look in Rory. That will surely be fixed in '23
Physics not so good. The ball roll on the green is dodgy. Will be fixed no doubt.
Truly dreadful avatar maker. I made someone I don't want to look like (but probably do). Surely will be fixed.
Even though I say Rory is bare bones, it does have a Night Challenge, Multiplayer (which was woeful apparently), Career.
Rory has 14 professionals to use. They look pretty good so the new profile builder should be ok.
The one thing that would stop me from playing Rory for any length of time is the atrocious bunker play. Instant gamebreaker in fact. There seems to be no way to get out of certain bunkers - and not just deep ones.
And then there's swing path and putting and the controversial power gauge or lack thereof.
Well, let's make it controversial.