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Tiger Woods signs deal to return to video games with 2K

Tiger Woods is making his video sport return to the golf course.

2K Sports and the golf legend introduced Tuesday that Woods had signed a contract with the developer to seem within the PGA Tour 2K collection.

“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 mentioned in a press release. “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 is at present recovering from accidents he sustained in a Feb. 23 automotive crash in Southern California. Woods suffered a shattered ankle and two leg fractures within the rollover single-car crash. The timetable for his return to the real-life PGA Tour is at present unknown.

Woods can even function an govt director for the video sport collection.

“In golf, there is no bigger icon than Tiger Woods. Like the rest of the world, we were saddened to hear of his recent accident, and we wish him a full and smooth recovery,” mentioned David Ismailer, president at 2K. “We have been eager to announce our partnership with Tiger, whose legendary career has transcended the sport. We are thrilled to have him join our PGA TOUR 2K series as an executive director.”

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 15: Tiger Woods of the United States lines up a putt on the 14th green during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on November 15, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods is again in video games. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

PGA Tour 2K21 was first PGA sport in 5 years

PGA Tour 2K21 got here out in August and was the primary PGA Tour video sport launched since EA Sports’ Rory McIlroy PGA Tour in 2015.

That one-year McIlroy franchise got here after EA Sports ended its lengthy and profitable partnership with Woods. The 15-time main winner was the headliner for 16 video sport releases for EA Sports from 1998-2013 and, like with lots of different issues in golf, helped convey golf video games into the mainstream.

HB Studios created the PGA Tour 2K21 sport and 2K Sports introduced the acquisition of the corporate in the identical launch on Tuesday. 2K Sports additionally owns the wildly profitable NBA 2K franchise.

Can you play as Tiger Woods?

While Woods is ready to seem in upcoming PGA Tour 2K releases, it is at present unclear in case you’ll give you the option to play as him or every other PGA Tour execs. While you could possibly play as Woods and different execs within the EA Sports Series — lots of us younger adults keep in mind how unfair it was to play as Woods in opposition to your mates — PGA 2K 21 would not give customers the flexibility to play with cowl athlete Justin Thomas or the 11 different PGA Tour gamers whose likenesses are within the sport. Hopefully that adjustments with upcoming releases.

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