2K Sports had indicated that it was very happy with the performance of PGA Tour 2K21, and so it’s unsurprising that it’s decided to double down on its efforts with the series. The publisher has announced today that it’s signed a long-term deal with Tiger Woods and has acquired The Golf Club developer HB Studios – it’s a move the company’s describing as a “hole in one”.
“I am looking forward to making my return to the video game landscape, and with 2K Sports and HB Studios, I’ve found the right partners to make it happen,” golfing legend Tiger Woods said in a press release. “I’m honoured to take part in this opportunity and look forward to sharing my expertise and insights as we build the future of golf video games together.”
Woods’ name and likeness will now appear exclusively in PGA Tour 2K titles moving forwards, as well as “any other golf games published by 2K Sports during the partnership term”. The veteran will also have an active role in the series’ development, serving as an Executive Director and consultant on future releases.
2K Sports expects its acquisition of HB Studios to be completed by the end of the month, but there’s no word on how much it paid to secure the developer’s services. Obviously this is a big deal for fans of golf games, and should result in even better titles moving forwards. We liked PGA Tour 2K21 a lot, to be fair, describing it as the “best simulation golf game on PS4” in our review.