EA plays another six with PGA

Publisher of Tiger Woods PGA Tour games extends partnership with pro golf tour; deal extends through 2012.

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As anyone who plays 18 weekly with friends can tell you, the bond between golfing buddies is almost familial. So, too, it appears, is the bond on the virtual golf course. Electronic Arts and the PGA Tour today announced that they have extended their licensing deal an additional six years.

Electronic Arts, publisher of the popular Tiger Woods PGA Tour golf games, has been making PGA Tour-licensed games for the last 15 years. Today's deal extends the contract through 2012.

"The PGA Tour is excited to continue our relationship with EA," said Ed Moorhouse, PGA Tour executive vice president. "Our video game provides a great entry into golf for kids and allows our brand to reach multiple generations throughout the world."

It appears that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2012 is almost a certainty. Earlier this year, EA also extended its licensing agreement with golfer Tiger Woods an additional six years.

EA is publishing Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 this October for the Xbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation 2, PSP, and PC. PlayStation 3 and Wii Tiger Woods PGA Tour games are also in development. For more on the 07 edition, head over to GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

27 comments
jazztrumpet5
jazztrumpet5

Hopefully there' s some damn challenge in the gameplay in this one.

Cube_of_MooN
Cube_of_MooN

Hopefully this will be better than '06, as that game didn't really work for me like '02-'05.

CovertLoneWolf
CovertLoneWolf

Right so that means: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2009 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2010 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2011 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2012... Michelle Wie PGA Tour 2013?

tomservo51
tomservo51

Great, more half-hearted yearly updates from EA

faridmon
faridmon

i never liked golf, i ahve even skipped mario golf for all i love mario.

Crimson_Raven
Crimson_Raven

Variety is the spice of life, EA has stolen that from us.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Yes! EA take them all! Now to sneak into 2K Sports studios and steal the MLB lisence. EA makes the best sports sims, no question about it. At least now they do, the early NFL 2Ks were some of the best games ever.

RLJSlick
RLJSlick

Competition would be better then anything EA can do in that game.

Trev102
Trev102

This is all fine as long as they dont have they stupid online bug. BTW did they fix that?

alaindc
alaindc

give more than 4 courses, on the next gen version, this year, lazy EA, and try to be next gen too...

adijan
adijan

For the wii controls, would be pretty cool, you can practice at home and not leave your house, thats cool, plus i always wanted to be tiger woods, and as the wii comes out, thats my chance,. Good thing the deal is still on cause Ea is very good.

etmaul
etmaul

I'm glad they kept that license. They should get their MLB license back from Take-Two so they can keep that super sweet franchise going as well. Wishful thinking...

sasuke55
sasuke55

I like Tiger I think this is pretty much unanimous except for EA haters but cool.

ksuttonjr76
ksuttonjr76

I wish that they would give 2KSports a crack at making a golf game...you never know.

kinncolts
kinncolts

i wonder how the Wii version will control....swingin the Wii-Mote like a golf club wud probably be annoying

mariomaniac92
mariomaniac92

Great series. My personal favorite is still 02.

martoon96
martoon96

05' was better than 06'. hopefully they return to a season format.

SimuLord
SimuLord

Nobody does golf like EA...I have no problem with the exclusive on this one. Here's to hoping, however, that the difficulty level is ramped up a little in future editions...as someone who played a lot of TW '05, that game was so forgiving that a 46 was an attainable score on some of the easier courses and even the killers were still breakable at 60.

snake3rules
snake3rules

I like ea's tiger, don't get me wrong, but they need to stop giving license to EA for multiple years. They've shown that they get lazy with their successes, and these deals just give them license (literally).

veracity024
veracity024

lets hoep the next t woods doesnt suck like the last one.... come on, 2 courses arent enough to keep me interetsed.... and fix the 'play some online' achievement someday!@ granted, this is one of the few franchises that EA has that noone can touch yet. or at least noone has shown that they can even come close.... Hotshots golf? that game was garbage. First