Tiger Woods to return to video games for the first time in eight years

Did you use to spend hours in front of the TV trying to win the Masters Tournament on the epic Tiger Woods PGA Tour video game series? Well, get ready to head back to the glory days after New York-based software firm Take-Two Interactive announced a partnership with the 15-time Major champion on a licensing deal to use his name, image, and likeness which allows the iconic PGA Tour figure to be featured on its golf game, PGA Tour 2K.

“I am looking forward to making my return to the video game landscape, and with 2K and HB Studios, I’ve found the right partners to make it happen,” Woods said in a statement according to the Golf channel. “I’m honored to take part in this opportunity and look forward to sharing my expertise and insights as we build the future of golf video games together.”

Woods formerly had a deal with Electronic Arts (EA Sports) before parting ways with the company in 2013. The firm sold over $700 million in golf games featuring Woods, with the former World No.1 rumoured to have made roughly $6 million per year with EA Sports during the partnership, which commenced in 1998.

The current PGA Tour 2K game features Woods’ good friend Justin Thomas on the front cover and was the company’s first venture into the golfing world.

The firm are very familiar with producing high quality sports video games, though, with the  popular NBA and WWE 2K series falling under their remit.

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