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EA Sports and Tiger Woods have ended their golfing partnership, but Tiger is currently looking for another deal elsewhere.
ESPN reports that the golfer is currently in negotiations with another company for the rights to use Tiger in a different video game.
Regardless of the fallout, EA Sports still retains the exclusive rights to the PGA Tour.
[Source: ESPN via Joystiq]
Our Take:Due to development/licensing costs (particularly for someone of Tiger's stature) and the relatively small market for golf games, I don't expect Tiger's new deal – whatever it ends up being – to take a big slice out of EA Sports series. I wouldn't be surprised to see Tiger's efforts culminate in a mobile title or something on a smaller scale.
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No. Just kill the golfing genre already.
I actually play the golf games but only on the move, wii, kinect. For some reason I just cant get enough of it when its virtually but in real life I hate playing because my slice is do bad.
thats a huge blow to golf fans.
Doesn't matter who's name is on the box. A great golf game will sell. I do not purchase golf games because Tiger's name is on them. I buy them because they are enjoyable to play which is why I have only had three TW titles and haven't had one since The Masters was added.
The titles have not been that great and got very little mileage.
There is only one thing to concetrate on and that is making a golf game that utilizes motion control effectively. Golf games are that one genre where I would prefer to take an actual swing but not if the accuracy is +/- 20 yards.
Probably mobile. It's like the Las Vegas for has been series to rack up another gig.
Bye, bye, remote controll golf ball.
The thing is, there's only one golf game out there and it's EA. Other golfers have tried and ultimately failed at releasing a game that would get as much attention as EA's golf game.
Maybe Tiger should talk to Rockstar, they seem to have a good golf game in GTA 5.