No Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2015?
The latest game in the 16 year annualised golfing series, tiger woods PGA Tour 14 was released earlier this year. Yet another iterative update, the game makes a number of small changes to the formula – so hardly really worth the upgrade over PGA Tour 2013. Unless you were waiting for next year’s game – because it looks like it’s not happening.
In an effort to cut costs, it appears that Tiger Woods PGA Tour has been put on a year-long hiatus – so the next game will make its appearance on next-gen consoles in 2015.
It seems that EA had outsourced PGA Tour 15 to another developer so that its internal studio would have two years to work on building a next-gen version of the game. When former EA boss John Riccitielo resigned, however, the outsourcing was canned as a cost-saving exercise – effectively halting development.
If Golf’s your thing, you might want to pick up Tiger woods PGA Tour 14, because there won’t be another release for two years. I wouldn’t, however, put it past EA to just rebrand 14 as 15 and sell it for a second time next year. It’s not like they’ve never done it before.
EA has recently been subject to as much as a 10% reduction in workforce across the company – and the decision to can one of its biggest earners, if true, is a brave one indeed.