Tiger Woods returns to golf video games for the first time since 2013

Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 2d tee during the final spherical of the PNC Championship on the Ritz-Carlton Golf Membership Orlando on December 20, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.

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Tiger Woods is assist on video games.

Unusual York-basically based instrument firm Grab-Two Interactive announced it partnered with Woods on a licensing deal to utilize his name, record, and likeness and it permits the enduring PGA Tour make a selection to be featured on its golf game, PGA Tour 2K. Woods will moreover be half of 2K as executive director, the firm mentioned.

Terms of the pact were no longer made accessible.

“I’m looking ahead to making my return to the online game panorama, and with 2K and HB Studios, I’ve chanced on the right companions to make it occur,” Woods mentioned in a assertion per the Golf channel. “I’m honored to make your mind up piece in this opportunity and preserve up for sharing my expertise and insights as we originate the fashion forward for golf video games collectively.”

Woods, 45, formerly had a cope with rival gaming firm Electronic Arts (EA Sports activities) earlier than parting ways with the firm in 2013. The firm provided over $700 million in golf games featuring Woods, per an article by CNN. The article moreover estimated Woods made roughly $6 million per yr with EA Sports activities during the partnership, which commenced in 1998.

Forbes estimates Woods has revamped $1 billion in endorsements from firms including Nike and American Assert. Nonetheless whether or no longer Woods will return to play true golf is the more pressing quiz. Woods is unruffled recuperating from an automobile accident on Feb. 23 in Southern California, leaving the golfer with serious leg accidents.

Grab-Two owns Rockstar Games and 2K studio, the latter of which makes the favored National Basketball Association online game NBA 2K. The firm will moreover return to making National League Football games for the basic time since 2005 after inserting a brand unique licensing settlement with the league final March.

The firm released its first PGA Tour game final August, developed by Canada-basically based HB Studios, which Grab-Two announced its shopping. Grab-Two has a market capitalization of $19.9 billion. Shares of the firm were up 2% on Tuesday afternoon, trading at $173 per fragment.

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