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EA Tiburon Takes Over Tiger Woods Series

by Steven Rodriguez - April 11, 2007, 5:05 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Orlando Sentinel

The sharks behind the Madden series will try their luck at making a golf game.

Electronic Arts has revealed that Florida-based EA Tiburon, better known as the guys behind the Madden football series, has taken over development duties of the Tiger Woods golf series from EA's offices in Northern California.

Speaking to the Orlando Sentinel, EA Tiburon general manager Steven Chiang said that because "Florida is a hotbed of golf ... it makes sense for us to have the franchise here." He also mentioned that the man himself, Tiger Woods, has a home in Florida. Isn't it nice how everything works out?

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07, then, will be the final non-Tiburon Tiger golf game out there. Naturally, we'll see Woods back on the cover of his game later this year for the 2008 edition, which has yet to be officially announced.

Talkback

Karl Castaneda #2April 11, 2007

I wonder if this will affect the Wii version. Isn't EA sourcing one or two specific studios for all of their Wii-based projects?

The EA branch in LA was the one working on Tiger Woods, at least the main versions. They also worked on that LotR RPG. A teacher of mine had a son that works on the interface, apparently. He had to move from Florida to LA after graduating from UF to get the job, I suppose. Anyways, this makes a whole lot of since, because EA Tiburon, the Orlando-based branch, has worked on most of the EA Sports line, so it's probably to get a team that is more involved with sports.

ArbokApril 11, 2007

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Originally posted by: thatguy
He had to move from Florida to EA after graduating from UF to get the job, I suppose.


He lives inside EA now? Man, that's rough...

Lol, typo. LA is what I meant.

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Originally posted by: Arbok
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Originally posted by: thatguy
He had to move from Florida to EA after graduating from UF to get the job, I suppose.


He lives inside EA now? Man, that's rough...


Actually, that woulda been ENTIRELY believable a while ago, before the EA Spouse. I heard they kept bunk beds and lounge rooms for developers so they never had an excuse to go home!

~Carmine "Cai" M. Red
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planetidiotApril 12, 2007

I wonder how long before someone makes a 1:1 golf game? They all seem to say "oooh a swing motion! better let me swing the club for you!" i don't see why they can't just put in some decent physics and let the player hit the ball with the club.

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