The lights are on
Sports gaming might not be so annualized after all. There's a rumor that EA Sports won't be releasing next year's Tiger Woods title.
Kotaku has heard from multiple sources that EA Sports was originally planning to have franchise developer EA Tiburon take a year off and work on the next-gen debut of the series in 2015 while an outside studio handled the current-gen version of Tiger 15. However, the resignation of CEO John Riccitiello killed the idea.
We contacted a spokesperson for the franchise, who said in a statement: "We do not comment on
rumors or speculation. With the recent launch of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 and
the positive response, we remain focused on making improvements and providing a
great experience to our golf fans."
EA has recently gone through numerous changes, from the resignation of CEO John Riccitiello, the transfer of EA Sports head Andrew Wilson, the folding of EA partners, and layoffs.
EA Tiburon – makers of the Madden, Tiger, and MMA franchises (the latter still to come), is familiar to its games missing years. It's working on the long-awaited NBA Live reboot, which has been delayed several years.
For more on the Tiger series, check out my review of the latest iteration (shown).
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Thats too bad. I was actually waiting till it came out on next gen to buy another one. I figured that it would be the next one that would interest me in any way.
Yay! We need another Mario golf anyways
You mean EA would have gamers play the same sports game two years in a row?! Whats next? DLC updating yearly stats & patches to improve/add animations instead of charging $60 a year for thoughs same minimal "improvments"?
Oh god NO! Not Tiger Woods!
Now I have nothing to look forward to next year.
I don't want to play the already dated and ancient Tiger Woods 2013 copy that was released not to long ago anymore, along with the other yearly copies stacked into 1 giant tiger tower guarding my madden game case castle!
I think i'm going to have to take the day off tomorrow...I need to reflect on this.
Do you hear that? it's the sound of all those tiger woods fans being devastated!
also read: silence
"Not Tiger Woods!" - Said by no one ever.
Honestly... Does this really matter?
Well, there are only so many features you can add to an annual sports title...
I wonder if this is a big seller or not any more. I think they should do this with all sports games; skip a year to make the next one great.
Well, guess fans are gonna just have to make do with Tiger Woods 14 then. Big bummer. . . :)
Noooooo I already had Pre-ordered!
Golf is fun on real life though, I enjoyed playing, although Im probably the Worst Golfer in the World
I'm really happy with 14 right now, so I'm not really bothered that they're skipping a year.