EA Sports and Tiger Woods have decided to part ways and end their partnership for the Tiger Woods PGA Tour video game franchise. Golf fans need not fret as the publisher is developing a new golf title for next-gen consoles and mobile platforms and will continue to work with the PGA Tour organization for those games.
EA also provided the first images of EA’s next-generation golf game: a screenshot of the in-development version as it currently exists, and a capture of the developers’ visual target. While we can’t say this is a major surprise, this is the end of a bit of an up and down relationship between the two parties. All in all, EA released 16 Tiger Woods titles starting way back in 1998, so next year will be the first time in quite some time where we won’t hit the greens with Mr. Woods.
As far as the new game, we do know that it will run on the EA Sports Ignite engine, the same as all of the company’s sports titles for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Ultimately, the franchise has gotten to the point where it doesn’t need the name recognition Woods provides anymore, the game can really stand on its own. As far as we know, Woods will still be in the game, it just won’t bare his namesake.
So there you have it folks, seems like this next generation of consoles is bringing about tons of change. What do you think about the move, does the mark the beginning of the end for the franchise or was this a necessary evolution?
Source: The Beat