No Tiger Woods game next year - Report

Sources say EA Sports planned to outsource the game and give in-house team two years to make next-gen version.

The Tiger Woods PGA Tour series is staying in the clubhouse next year. That's according to Kotaku sources, who told the site that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 15 is not in the works for any platform.

Electronic Arts reportedly planned to outsource Tiger Woods PGA Tour 15 and give the in-house team at EA Tiburon two years to make Tiger Woods PGA Tour 16 for the PlayStation 4 and next Xbox. However, when CEO John Riccitiello resigned last month, this plan was dropped to save costs, the sources said.

The fate of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise is unknown. An EA Sports representative told GameSpot, "We have no comment regarding Tiger Woods PGA Tour 15 and we are focused on delivering a great Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 experience."

EA will report earnings for its fourth quarter fiscal year 2013 next week, where the company is expected to comment on the recent waves of layoffs at the outfit.

If there is no Tiger Woods PGA Tour game next year, it will be the first time since 1999 that EA has not launched a new entry in the series.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 shipped last month for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It includes a number of franchise-firsts, including night golf, LPGA support, and a Legends of the Majors mode that allows players to travel back in virtual time to compete against icons like Bobby Jones and Jack Nicklaus.

For more, check out GameSpot's review.

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49 comments
SpaceDr00ze
SpaceDr00ze

The other day I was at Goodwill scavenging for PS2 games. I bought a copy of Ghost Recon, only to open it and see Tiger Woods's face.


It was a bad day.

NoLifeGamin
NoLifeGamin

Why is there even a DEMAND for this!? Like.....WHY!?

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Gonna do it for Madden?

No?  Just the less popular series?  Got it.

DragonbornBoy86
DragonbornBoy86

good, the next gen Tiger Woods game should be incredible, these days no one puts any effort into shit anymore. It just becomes so stale like the WWE games, though WWE 13 was great and looking forward to one more game in WWE 14. Madden should take a break as well as this and other games, like Call of Doodie. (Duty) here's 25 cents, buy yourselves some originality!


KBFloYd
KBFloYd

so that's why no wii/wiiU version this year....they're broke lmao..

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

Now when is the rest of the crap they release annually going to take a break?

mediarays
mediarays

I care for Tigers in the woods not tiger woods

PupilsDilated
PupilsDilated

They should make the next Tiger Woods PGA Tour as realistic as possible...in other words, there should be hookers.

blackace
blackace

They haven't made an NBA Live game in 3 years, so does anyone care if they skip a year? I don't. I can wait for the next-gen one in 2015.

Good-Smurf
Good-Smurf

At least now they can make the game look better now because the latest one looked worst than the 2007 edition and that was one of the last great TW PGA games the last being the 2009 edition after that they make the game too hard and complicated since 2010 edition I rather play the real thing than playing this game its obsession for realism just ruined the gameplay. 

Pyerun
Pyerun

Outsource what?  It's the same thing every year.

Cillah187
Cillah187

These games became inaccurate when they took the cheating out. I'm probably gonna regret this post..

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

thank god, it's about time they had a break for a year maybe now they can make a game that isn't a copy of the previous year

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

Best golf game ever is links golf 2004 xbox.

enoslives7
enoslives7

The press release reads, ''Mr. Woods will not be lending us his talents for a new game this year. He will be concentrating his efforts on choking the sh1t out of blond hookers''.

MrDouglas
MrDouglas

if only they could do the same thing with the Madden and FIFA games...

bf210
bf210

EA passing up a chance to make money? Preposterous!

carolino
carolino

my tears fell like rain in the immensity of my loneliness

69ingChimpmunks
69ingChimpmunks

Pretty much every sports game is the same recycled mess with very little updates and despite all the people complaining about it, They still buy it. Also, It's golf, Do people actually play this junk?

Hurvl
Hurvl

The Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 game got the "Same As Last Year" emblem in Gamespot's review, but I guess that won't happen with The Tiger Woods PGA Tour 15 game, because it technically won't be "the same as last year" if there is no game released this year. A sports game not releasing annually is a bigger story than any "new" sports game could ever offer.

hagens09
hagens09

Should have been done from day one.  Skip a year to truly (attempt to)innovate the genre.  Every sports game should be like this.  Give the team time to come up with new ideas or work on mechanics.  All it seems now is rush each game out with updated rosters and not much else.

cuddlyfuzzle
cuddlyfuzzle

Still waiting for the cheat on your sexy wife with 5$ hookers simulator!

MinerAvatar
MinerAvatar

Just checked the floor and it isn't cold, so hell didn't freeze over. I looked outside and world is not destroyed, then I slapped myself and I'm really awake. Good Lord something is wrong however because I just can't believe EA is doing something smart for once!

Kairysama
Kairysama

OMG REALLY?! WTF SHOULD I DO NOW!! .......

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

EA should have planned this 2 years ago.

TheAgingGamer
TheAgingGamer

Remember when consoles first started offering Internet connectivity and they talked up the ability to update rosters rather than creating a whole new game every year? What ever happened to that? 

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

You know what would be interesting? If instead of releasing a whole new game they just took last years edition and made some free DLC with it to show good intentions with the next gen edition.

Eh, who and I'm kidding... I don't buy EA anything anymore. Here's hoping next gen brings more competition to the genre so I can buy a golf game.

DawgByte2
DawgByte2

So finally not just minor improvements like new shadow improvement, or improved clap animation, or 5 new commentary phrases, or 3 new DLC's? Hmm... 

My only piss-poor complaint remains is that they always nail it for the Move, but can't nail it for the Kinect. Give me a damn golf club, I'll try to swing (even though I only have 8' ceilings, so it might prove to be a little difficult).

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

.... >.> who the f$#@ cares about TW games. ...

Stebsis
Stebsis

What's this? EA making actually smart move and trying to improve their game and take it to the next generation and not make it just same old? Well I bet they'll negate this good thing by giving a crapton of day 1 DLC and putting in a competetive multiplayer. We all believe in you EA, you can do it!

unreal101
unreal101

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

blackace
blackace

@LiquidGold True, and stupid Microsoft got rid of the Access Software developers right after they made the game. Idiots. This still own the franchise, and I can't believe they still have made a new game since that time. True they wouldn't be able to put Tiger in the game, but they could have Rory, Phil & a couple other guys be the main focus.

Good-Smurf
Good-Smurf

@69ingChimpmunks 

60+ million people playing the sport/game.

Here in my country golf is easily in the top 5 of the most popular sport in the country.

unam10122
unam10122

@Kairysama i know!!! why not go to articles you dont like and just comment on them 

ZOD777
ZOD777

@TheAgingGamer Yeah, I remember them saying that would be possible. Most sports games do offer roster updates to account for mid season trades.  And I know there are a few that will allow you to import the draft class for the next year, but that is usually where it ends.

soccerpzn
soccerpzn

@TheAgingGamer that would be a terrible idea. especially during a time were new technology comes out every 2 years