EA loses PGA Tour license, picked up by another publisher

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Rectify Gaming

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If you are a fan of the PGA Tour titles by Electronic Arts it looks like you’ll have to enjoy the title by a new publisher. Electronic Arts was once a big-time player in the world of licensed golf games, but those days now appear to be over. Independent developer HB Studios announced today that it has reached an agreement with the PGA Tour to add officially licensed courses to The Golf Club 19.
The deal between HB Studios and the PGA Tour appears to only cover courses and potentially sponsors, but not players themselves. The financial terms of the licensing agreement were not disclosed. The deal was brokered by CAA Sports, which is the sports division of the mega-talent agency.
The PGA Tour’s licensing director Matt Iofredo told GolfChannel.com that the tour enjoyed a “long-term successful partnership” with EA, adding that the split was amicable. He told the site that video games are a good way to help grow golf as a sport, and that’s why he’s happy to see the PGA Tour’s licensing deal go to a new company.

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