Big Ant Studios, the developers behind Don Bradman Cricket 2017 and 2014, today announced a new cricket game in partnership with Cricket Australia. The studio will be releasing a new Ashes Cricket game this November for the Xbox One, PC (Steam) and PlayStation 4.
The game will be similar to Don Bradman Cricket 2017, but it’s the first fully licensed cricket game form Big Ant. It will include both the men’s and women’s Australian and English cricket teams, fully licensed stadiums, and a comprehensive career mode for the Ashes. The amount of detail does look pretty incredible in the game, and Big Ant even got Australia’s Glenn Maxwell to help improve the realism of some of the shots played by batsmen within the game.
“Cricket Australia’s new strategy recognises the growing role that gaming can play in reaching younger fans, and by working with the likes of Big Ant to develop products that meet this need we are positioning ourselves as leaders in the cricket gaming space globally,” said Cricket Australia CEO, James Sutherland. “The anticipation for the summer of cricket is building and this game will give our fans another way to be a part of the cricket excitement.”
A teaser for the game has already been released, and it looks pretty great:
It’s worth noting that Big Ant’s Don Bradman Cricket 2017 was full of bugs and performance issues when it initially launched, so hopefully the studio will have a much better release with Ashes Cricket. Pre-orders for Ashes Cricket are set to open soon, and you’ll be able to pre-order the game from the respective marketplaces shortly.