Patch for Tiger Woods 14 Nearing Release

Posted April 11th, 2013 at 6:30 pm


In a post on the official forums for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 producer Sean Wilson has confirmed that the first significant patch for the game was set for submission to first party certification late this week. Generally once in the hands of Microsoft and Sony the process takes 10-14 days. It’s possible that it could be out next week but far more likely to be the week after.

The patch-in-process details were first posted two weeks ago but since then a few additions have made their way in. Continue on for the complete list as it stands now.

•Fix for H2H online issue where players get incorrect stats after completing event (including DNFs, etc…)
•Fix for Legends of the Majors multiple part challenges not working in rare instances.
•Fix to move aiming spin back to right stick if right stick is your hit stick
•Restored original follow camera for putting
•Fix the camera button from defaulting back to regular view when changing holes
•Fix for H2H cameras so they no longer pull back after a ball comes to a rest
•Fix for H2H opponent cameras not tracking the ball and instead staying behind the user
•Fix for Country Club stat “Double Eagle” always displaying “0”
•Fix for some Country Club stats not tracking correctly
•Fix for wrong stats in info module on the event select screen for events that have closed in Connected Tournaments.
•Fix for some career stats not matching front-end stats correctly
•Fix for some career stats that show incorrect information
•Fix for issue where country flags are incorrectly showing on club world ranking in-game banners
•Fix for shot preview arc not drawing completely when using shot preview pin
•Fix Strike Meter to always be ‘sticky’ for Move players
•Fix for Loyalty Bonus timer (currently display days, will be hours)
•Fix for user’s score not displaying in the front-end leaderboard when submitting a score for play the pro event
•Fix for ‘next hole’ stats not appearing correctly in live tournaments
•Fix for score column showing incorrect information after playing multiple rounds in Play the Pros.
•Fix for playoffs sometimes going to night (if choosing to play night or live time of day, playoffs can still go to night)
•Fix for opponents sometimes not animating during H2H games.
•Fix for various issues that occur on the final round simulation leaderboards in career mode
•Fix for clubs resetting to default after having played a historic challenge in legends of the majors
•Fix for aiming info and other on-screen indicators disappearing at times.
•Fix for boost pins in H2H matches not working for users that did not set up the game
•Fix for eventual crash that would happen if game loads into demo mode when start is not pressed in time
•Fix for live tournament round screen not showing the proper time remaining in tournament
•Fix for incorrect display of XP Pin Bonus amount
•Fix for crash in golfer level purchase flow where coin price is incorrectly set to 0 coins
•Fix for mute user functionality where user becomes un-muted when a new user joins the session or a user leaves the session
•Fix for connected tournament banners not showing #1 ranked user in the banner
•Removed debug 3 hole setting from play now – setting was never intended to be in final game

  • Keith.

    51st (360) and 60th (PS3) place on the sales chart in its second week of release? This series is done.

    • Seriously? The sales of this game are already that low!? No wonder it’s already being marked down to $39.99 at several major retailers this week!! I respect your tenacity Keith, but I do hope you’ll take an objective look at this game again after the patch. It obviously got a shoddy QA evaluation, and that last minute design decision to break both display modes with the whimsical Broadcast putting camera was the dagger to its heart, but these deficiencies are being addressed in the patch, at least on paper. If it don’t happen, I’ll come back and sing your praises and crown you king!

      • Keith.

        Yeah, I was surprised last week to see first week sale numbers that were roughly half of what they were last year, but with the Masters going on, I was even more surprised to see TW14’s sales numbers absolutely tanking in the second week (when you’re being outsold by MLB2k and Army of 2, a game with a sub-6.0 metacritic score, you know you’re in trouble). I’ve read the EA Mod saying on the official EA TW forum that the licensing costs for this year’s game are more than they’ve ever been — which, combined with the low sales numbers, the $39.99 bargain bin price, and a new CEO about to come on board, can only mean bad things for this series moving forward.

        I feel bad for you more than anybody, since you’ve obviously got a passion for golf and golf games. But look on the bright side, when the TW series gets cancelled due to all the bugs and the terrible sales numbers, it probably won’t be long until you’re getting a new golf game from a different developer. From what I’ve seen on the OS golf forums, it looks like there are a couple of other upstarts out there who should have a game out sometime soon (I think one is even being released on PC this weekend, if my memory serves).

    • fantasyboi

      not as long as Tiger is golfing…

    • MLB2k is still going…this series ain’t goin anywhere! Sorry to ruin your Friday Debbie Downer

      • Keith.

        Only because 2k got a dramatically better deal on the cost of the license this year. From what I hear, the licensing costs for TW14 are more than they’ve ever been. Not a good sign, especially when EA is laying off employees left and right.

  • vebr3

    great game. most of these fixes arent even that big but nice to see them taking care of them quickly.

    • I’d say it’s a great game in shackles. Right now those shackles cripple the game enough to make its utility wear thin with me. The fixes may be insignificant to you, but I can assure you, there are plenty of folks who think the game doesn’t live up to its billing and in many ways… is broken. I can’t say I disagree with them on many points. A lot of it depends on what you’re looking to get out of the game. I know it doesn’t deliver the gameplay and presentation experience I was expecting out of it, although underneath its flaws, it’s got some compelling qualities in terms of challenge.

  • This is the buggiest release of the current gen Tiger to date. I’ve grown really frustrated with the game, trying to grin and bear it until the patch gets released. After hitting three putts in a row that I couldn’t see because of the ridiculous camera cuts on one hole at Augusta 1934, getting a drop into heavy rough chest high, when a legal drop into the second cut a foot above me would have been a legal option, and watching a frozen opponent stand there while his approach shots and putts were being played… I finally said ENOUGH.

    I’m going to play out our club’s 4 rounder at Augusta (present day) and wait until the patch is released. This is a comprehensive patch list and will fix a lot of things that are show stoppers for many. Heck, the wonky putting camera production itself makes the game feel broken to me. OTOH, I think Tiger 14 *could* be the best since Tiger 10, “IF” the patch delivers as billed. I’m looking forward to it!

  • Bob

    Fixes aren’t that big?!?!?!?! Online is unplayable with the DNF and stats issue

  • Good to know the headaches caused by the rapidly zooming out camera after each shot will stop

  • I guess everyone has seen it by now, but as of 4/15/13, the patch still hasn’t been submitted as a new bug revealed itself after one of the patch fixes on Thursday. They think they have it worked out now, but are still testing today. They *might* submit it tomorrow, according to the latest information from Producer, Sean Wilson.

  • bisco

    game locks up every time I go to my golfers attributes screen

  • FWIW, the patch did get sent to Sony and Microsoft for certification on Monday evening, 4/16/13. The only addition to the patch list published in the article is this: “- Removed arcs from head2head matches”