2K Games has announced a long-term partnership with golfer Tiger Woods to launch games with his image. In addition, 2K confirms that it has entered into a definitive acquisition agreement for HB Studios Multimedia Ltd., creators of PGA TOUR 2K21 and the saga The Golf Club; The acquisition will close soon, for an undisclosed sum. “I am looking forward to returning to the gaming landscape, and with 2K and HB Studios I have found the right partners to make this happen,” said Tiger Woods in January. “It is an honor to be part of this opportunity and I look forward to sharing my experience and knowledge. as we build the future of golf video games together. “
Collaboration with 2K will allow exclusively use the name and image of Tiger Woods in the saga PGA TOUR 2K, as well as other golf games published by 2K during the deal. Woods will play an active role in these video games as CEO and advisor in PGA TOUR 2Kwhile 2K will also be a partner in the TGR Foundation, which provides STEM curricula and college access programs to offer needy students the tools they need to navigate their way through school and beyond.
“In golf, there is no bigger cone than Tiger Woods. Like the rest of the world, we were saddened to learn of his recent accident and wish him a smooth and full recovery, “said David Ismailer, President of 2K.” We are looking forward to announcing our partnership with Tiger, whose legendary career has transcended sports. We are delighted to have you join our series PGA TOUR 2K as CEO “.
PGA TOUR 2K21 sold almost 2 million copies
The latest game from HB Studios reached sales of almost 2 million copies and offered a realistic simulation of golf, with professional golfers, licensed courses and real equipment brands.
Now the development studio of PGA TOUR 2K21, Nova Scotia-based HB Studios will join Visual Concepts, Firaxis Games, Hangar 13, Cat Daddy Games, Cloud Chamber and 31st Union as a wholly owned 2K studio upon acquisition close. “The team’s love and knowledge of golf is immediately apparent in our games. We are delighted to be officially part of the 2K family and continue the development of the PGA TOUR 2K franchise, “said James Seaboyer, president and studio director of HB Studios.” Our work with 2K on PGA TOUR 2K21 took our capabilities and aspirations to the next level, and we are looking forward to showing the world what we are planning for the future. “