Evil Avatar  



Go Back   Evil Avatar > Daily Gaming News > News Items

» Sponsored Links


» Recent Threads
Digital Foundry: PC has...
Last post by Emabulator
Today 03:00 AM
0 Replies, 149 Views
Liberals gone wild
Last post by vallor
Today 01:27 AM
1,565 Replies, 172,069 Views
Weekend Headbanger -...
Last post by Chief Smash
Yesterday 08:27 PM
15 Replies, 750 Views
House Flipper is about...
Last post by Exodus
Yesterday 08:18 PM
3 Replies, 394 Views
Triumph Studios and...
Last post by Vulture
Yesterday 06:26 PM
7 Replies, 926 Views
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2...
Last post by Terran
Yesterday 05:55 PM
10 Replies, 1,207 Views
State of Decay 2 Reviews...
Last post by m.c.
Yesterday 04:49 PM
7 Replies, 691 Views
Far Cry 5 and Assassinís...
Last post by Emabulator
Yesterday 03:50 PM
0 Replies, 440 Views
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-15-2018, 05:45 AM   #1
Emabulator
The Voight-Kampff
 
Emabulator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The Garden State
Posts: 30,872
Blog Entries: 58
EA's Latest PS4 And Xbox One Golf Game Is Being Removed From Sale Soon


Slice! GameSpot has the story.

Quote:
It's the end of the road for EA's latest golf game. Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is being removed from all digital storefronts for PS4 and Xbox One on May 22, which is also when it'll be taken out of the EA Access free game "Vault" on Xbox One. It's just the second game to leave the service, following FIFA 14 last year.

The news comes by way of sports site Pasta Padre. The site surmises that this may have something to do with a licensing deal expiring. We have contacted EA in an attempt to get more details, and we'll update this story with anything we hear back.

Rory McIlory PGA Tour, like EA's previous Tiger Woods PGA Tour games, uses a lot of different licenses. The game features the likenesses of many professional golfers in addition to McIlroy, including Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, and Jason Dufner. There are also a number of real-world courses such as St. Andrews and TPC Sawgrass that require licensing. What's more, the presentation is voiced by broadcast TV veterans Rich Lerner and Frank Nobilo.

Even after losing Augusta National and bigger-name commentators like Jim Nantz from past games, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour likely incurred a significant and potentially complicated licensing situation that was probably always due to expire at some point.

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour launched in July 2015 to middling reviews and criticisms over its perceived lack of content at launch. More courses were added as free DLC after launch.
Emabulator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2018, 01:54 PM   #2
ElektroDragon
Evil Dead
 
ElektroDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 10,298
BRING BACK LINKS! Even as a HD simple remaster, the Links 2004 from Xbox Original was and would be the PERFECT golf game.


EA killed Links, but now that EA is killing its golf franchise, it's the perfect time to re-introduce Links. Too bad Microsoft isn't smart enough to see the opportunity.
__________________
Proud to be perma-banned 5 times on NeoGAF.
ElektroDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2018, 02:22 PM   #3
LostToys
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,522
I never got into playing Golf Simulators, but I always loved the Everybody's Golf (previously known as Hot Shots Golf in the US) titles by Clap Hanz.
LostToys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2018, 08:23 PM   #4
Terran
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 12,186
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElektroDragon View Post
BRING BACK LINKS!
I still have Links LS '99 w/Arnold Palmer on the disc. Great game. Loved Links.
__________________
Why would Republicans pass such a terrible tax law? lol...

Giving people more of their own money...WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS? :D
Terran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2018, 06:40 AM   #5
Emabulator
The Voight-Kampff
 
Emabulator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The Garden State
Posts: 30,872
Blog Entries: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElektroDragon View Post
BRING BACK LINKS! Even as a HD simple remaster, the Links 2004 from Xbox Original was and would be the PERFECT golf game.


EA killed Links, but now that EA is killing its golf franchise, it's the perfect time to re-introduce Links. Too bad Microsoft isn't smart enough to see the opportunity.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Terran View Post
I still have Links LS '99 w/Arnold Palmer on the disc. Great game. Loved Links.
I'd buy the super deluxe PC version of a new Links title faster than you can say EA blows!
Emabulator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2018, 08:13 AM   #6
Meeks
Evil Dead
 
Meeks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 793
Count me in on the Links too!

Bonus points for VR support.
__________________
"Women. Can't live with 'em. Pass the beer nuts." -Norm
Meeks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ea sports, rory mcilroy pga tour

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:55 AM.