08:00 ET REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(Business Wire)--Sep 06, 2005--
Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS.Q) today announced that
'Stand Up (For It)' from the Grammy-winning multi-platinum rock group,
Dave Matthews Band, will headline the in-game music soundtrack of
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR(R) 06. The soundtrack is complemented by smooth
electronic tracks from The Supreme Beings of Leisure, Thievery Corp
and David Holmes, which are designed to enhance the musical atmosphere
on the green.
"This is the first time we've had a song in a videogame, but it
seems appropriate because we're all fans of Tiger and EA SPORTS. So it
feels natural that, if we were going to end up in a video game, it
would be next to him. When we were recording 'Stand Up' in the studio,
everyone had this reaction that it reminded them of sports. So I think
it was the only song that would really be right for the game," said
"I've been a huge fan of the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR game for years.
Playing the game is a nice way to wind down after a concert... when
we're riding on the bus, I'll play it instead of watching TV. Playing
the video game version of golf puts me in the game when I can't
actually get to the golf course," said Stefan Lassard, bassist for
Dave Matthews Band.
"The sound of golf is not an easy one to define, but with Dave
Matthews Band, we've found the perfect anthem for Tiger Woods PGA TOUR
06," said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Music
Marketing at EA. "In this year's game, we are delivering a score that
helps bring the player deeper into the experience."
The Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 in-game music soundtrack is a part of
the EA SPORTS(TM) TRAX music initiative that EA debuted in 2001. The
program is dedicated to bringing gamers the hottest music through EA's
In Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06, gamers will attempt to settle the old
debate of just who is the #1 Golfer of All Time. They'll play golf
legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan on their
terms and in their specific eras (equipment, clothing and all).
However, Tiger Woods is also there and is after the same goal. It's
your job to find him, stop him, and ultimately supplant him as the #1
golfer of every era. Duel with Tiger in multiple matches as he becomes
your nemesis, chasing and even taunting you in every tournament.
Developed by EA Redwood Shores, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 will be
available for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system,
Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube(TM) in
September 2005. The game is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB. Learn
more about the game at: www.tigerwoods06.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City,
California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software
company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and
distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems,
personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its
products under four brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA(TM), EA SPORTS
BIG(TM) and POGO(TM). In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1
billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's
homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about
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