EA’s next-gen golf game will be much more customization heavy and will not feature PGA star Tiger Woods, EA Sports’ Vice President and General Manager of Golf said on the company’s official site yesterday.
“EA SPORTS golf fans have always loved authentic courses and players, but they've also asked for more choice and customization in how and where they play,” Holt said. “We're working on a new approach to deliver the best golf experience to our fans — we think you'll love it, and so we’re excited to share the first screenshot of our next generation golf game currently in development.”
Later in the piece, Holt said that Woods, who has been a part of the company’s golf games since 1999, will not be affiliated with the next-gen game, but wished him luck in his future endeavors. Holt also added that it is still one of the company's main goals to make sure that their working relationship with the PGA Tour remains intact and strong.
There was also a screen-by-screen comparison of what to expect from the new visuals of the unnamed next-gen golf game. Obviously, with more processing power, the next-gen screen featured better lighting effects and smoother lines, making hard to distinguish if it was a video game or an actual photo.