Big Ant Studios has announced its newly developed game Ashes Cricket and also the release date. It will be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 16, 2017, and is currently up for pre-orders via EB Games and JB HI-FI. Ashes Cricket has been priced at $79 for both PS4 and Xbox One, however, EB Games is offering it at $99.95.
Ashes Cricket game is based on the world’s most popular test cricket series played between England and Australia called The Ashes which was established in 1882. The term, The Ashes, was originated in a satirical obituary published in a British newspaper after Australia defeated England in their homeland for the first time in a test match. The game was played at The Oval ground in London. The obituary stated that English cricket had died, and “the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia.”
Big Ant Studios is Australia’s premier sports game developer company who has also developed Don Bradman Cricket 17. The company has announced the release date for the game which is exactly one week before The Ashes 2017 tournament begins on November 23, 2017. The first test match of the series will be played in Brisbane, Australia.
The game is developed in close collaboration with Cricket Australia and “it is the most realistic and authentic recreation of the sport ever created,” claimed Big Ant. The game developing company has promised to deliver a truly realistic game of cricket which will feature real cricketers, battling it out on real grounds.
Ashes Cricket is the first cricket game from Big Ant to be fully licensed which means it will feature fully licensed stadiums recreated in stunning details. With their celebrated photogrammetry technology, players will feel like they’re right there on the field as they play.
“There is no competition in cricket that has the heritage and prestige of the Ashes competition. We’ve worked hard to build on our existing experience with cricket to deliver a truly realistic game of cricket to our fans,” said Big Ant CEO, Ross Symons.
Talking about the game, players will be able to create their own players, teams, stadiums, and logos. They can also create their own competitions and types of matches, from a short, furious five-over match, right through to extended, multi-nation Test match tours. Players can also start a new career with “comprehensive career mode” allowing them to customize their own cricket team and lead their country to Ashes victory.