EA & Tiger Woods End Partnership, Publisher Reveals Next-Gen Golf Title
EA Sports and Tiger Woods are calling it quits, but the publisher is moving forward on a next-gen golf title nonetheless.
According to an official EA blog post, the decision for EA Sports and the 2013 PGA Player of the Year to part ways is a mutual decision.
EA SPORTS and Tiger Woods have also made a mutual decision to end our partnership, which includes Tiger’s named PGA TOUR golf game. We’ve always been big fans of Tiger and we wish him continued success in all his future endeavors.
Moving forward, we will continue to work with the PGA TOUR exclusively to create groundbreaking golfing titles and our partnership remains strong.
The blog post also revealed that EA is hard at work on a next-gen golf title. While the game/franchise won’t use the Tiger Woods brand, it will still be linked to the PGA Tour. EA PGA Tour 15, perhaps? The post also included some comparison shots (see below), showing what kind of progress has been made on the new game so far (click through for a larger image). The new golf game will run on the same Ignite engine being used on all of EA’s next-gen sports titles.
This is just the latest in a series of shakeups at EA Sports. Along with parting ways with Tiger, EA cancelled EA College Football 15, and settled on terms in a lawsuit with current and former NCAA players.