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EA Sports Clubs Tiger Woods, Teases PS4 PGA Tour Title

Posted by Sammy Barker

End of an era

EA Sports may have stuck with Tiger Woods during the darkest period of his career, but the publisher has finally decided to step away from the sporting hero after 15 years. The company’s golf chief Daryl Holt said that the firm had made a “mutual decision” to end its long-running partnership, making this year’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 the last ever that will boast the legend’s name.

“We've always been big fans of Tiger and we wish him continued success in all of his future endeavours," beamed Holt. "Moving forward, we will continue to work with the PGA Tour exclusively to create groundbreaking golfing titles and our partnership remains strong."

To coincide with the announcement, the company released a screenshot of its in-development PlayStation 4 entry. The firm explained that it’s working on revamping the franchise for the next generation release. “EA Sports golf fans have always loved authentic courses and players, but they've also asked for more choice and customisation in how and where they play,” he concluded. “We're working on a new approach to deliver the best golf experience to our fans.”

[via eurogamer.net]

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User Comments (6)

get2sammybAdmin

#1

get2sammyb said:

Not overly bothered about Tiger Woods' removal from the name. Absolutely cannot wait for the first PS4 golf game, though. I feel like this is a series that's REALLY going to benefit from the visual improvements. Trees and grass are always a good showpiece for new hardware.

MadchesterManc

#2

MadchesterManc said:

@get2sammyb To be honest I was suprised with the dumping of Tiger Woods but I guess he's just not that big a name anymore. Agree totally on the visual improvements. A Ps4 golf game should look serene. That comparison screenshot looks lush

You guys seen the BF4 news doing the rounds? The disparity in numbers between the Ps4 & XB1 versions is scarey considering its happening at launch :|

get2sammybAdmin

#3

get2sammyb said:

@MadchesterManc I'm working on something now. It's all a bit weird because the Digital Foundry images tell a different story to some other comparisons... :|

MadchesterManc

#4

MadchesterManc said:

@get2sammyb Yeah Ive noticed that. The DF article is really odd. It states the huge difference on many occasions but then sticks in an apologetic sentance here & there that contradicts what they are writing by trying to make the XB1 version seem close to the Ps4 version. The footage too is like wtf!? lol They should have gone for tweaked settings on the colour to give parity as the way they've done it has made the Ps4 look washed out & the XB1 look oversaturated with crushed blacks. Its a really odd comparison piece from DF :|

charlesnarles

#5

charlesnarles said:

I hadn't played any golf games since Microsoft Golf for 95 until I got Hot Shots for Vita and the memories came back. I might have to try this genre on next gen indeed

rjejr

#6

rjejr said:

I think Tiger Woods has made golf big enough that it doens't need him, so why pay him to use his name?

I don't follow golf but apparently the Aussies are getting big. And the last match I watched had a couple of notable characters. I think it was this years Masters.

Do golf video games have those god awful full body putters? I can't imagine people who like golf enough to play these games actually like them.

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