Tiger Woods looking for new video game deal
by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Oct 30, 2013 10:30AM PDT
EA announced that their next-gen golf game would no longer feature Tiger Woods on the cover. However, they failed to mention that the controversial golfer wouldn't appear in the game at all. The athlete is now shopping around for another deal to keep him in the game.
According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Woods won't appear in EA Sports' next game. Woods' agent Mark Steinberg told ESPN (via Gamespot) that they are currently speaking with another game publisher regarding rights to the athlete. "We had an incredible run," Steinberg said. "Outside of [John] Madden, you would be hard pressed to find a sports figure that meant as much to a video game company as Tiger meant to EA. But times are changing and EA had to re-evaluate the partnership and frankly so did we."
Unfortunately, it will be difficult for a competing publisher to take a serious jab at EA Sports' dominance in golf gaming. When announcing the separation with Tiger, the publisher did note that it had the "exclusive" PGA license.