Electronic Arts sent out a press release today about the newest game in the Tiger Woods franchise, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13. While I was reading through the press release I noticed a strange lack of any information about the Wii version of the game, which seemed odd because of the success the game seemed to have on Nintendo’s platforms over the last few years. It mentioned motion implementation for Kinect and Move, but nothing about Wii.
There is no Wii version planned for Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 or Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13: The Masters Collector’s Edition. We decided to focus on the HD platforms and take advantage of the robust online communities of Xbox and Sony PS3 given the new online and social features in this year’s game. There have been significant strides in motion gaming through the release of Kinect and PlayStation Move and we believe fans will enjoy the true-to-life golf swing created by these peripherals.
With the Wii on it’s way out this year I also asked if there might be some news about a Wii U version of the game that would come later and was told:
We do not have any information to release at this time regarding the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR franchise and Wii U.
I’ve enjoyed the Wii editions of the game over the last few years, but I, as well as other Wii owners, will have to look elsewhere to get a golf fix this year.