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Big Ant Studios have announced that Ashes Cricket will launch on 16th November on PS4 and Xbox One, with a release on PC coming later

Also Ross has said that PC release date would be before Christmas.

 

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Official Press Release:

https://press-start.com.au/news/playstation/2017/10/05/ashes-cricket-release-date-revealed-ps4-xbox-one/

 

Short interview by Ross on Ashes Cricket:

https://press-start.com.au/news/playstation/2017/10/05/heres-ashes-cricket-improves-don-bradman-cricket-17/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKwAibqvY_A

 

 

Big Ant Studios, Australia’s premier sports video game developer, has today announced Ashes Cricket. Developed in close collaboration with Cricket Australia, it is the most realistic and authentic recreation of the sport ever created. Ashes Cricket will feature real cricketers, battling it out on real grounds, right from the comfort of your lounge room and will be available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC in November this year.

Ashes Cricket, the first cricket game from Big Ant to be fully licensed, utilises their celebrated photogrammetrytechnology, which enables photo-real likenesses of the complete men’s and women’s Australian and English cricket teams to be rendered in-game. Added to the fully licensed stadiums, recreated in stunning detail, players will feel like they’re right there on the field as they play.

“There is no competition in cricket that has the heritageand prestige of the Ashes competition” Big Ant CEO, Ross Symons, said. “We’ve worked hard to build on our existing experience with cricket to deliver a trulyrealistic game of cricket to our fans.”

For players that are looking for a break from the heat of the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes and Magellan Men’s Ashes competitions, all the much-loved featuresfrom Big Ant’s sports games will also make a return to Ashes Cricket. Players will be able to create their own players, teams, stadiums and logos. They’ll also be able to create their own competitions and types of matches, from a short, furious five over match, right through to extended, multi-nation Test match tours.

Additionally, players will be able to enjoy a comprehensive career mode that allows them to take their own customised junior cricketer all the way to the ultimate dream; captaining their country to Ashes victory.

“Time and time again players tell us the feature they love most about our cricket games is the deep customisation options” Symons said. “We have produced a true Ashes Cricket game, through and through, but we’ve also made sure that our heritage in sports games remains true”.

“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.”

ECB Commercial Director Sanjay Patel said: “We want cricket to be relevant and accessible to the e-sports generation, helping us develop an even bigger nationwide following for the game at every level.

“Ashes Cricket has been designed to be as life-like andauthentic as possible. It’s the ideal way for fans to recreate all the excitement and tension of a real-life Ashes contest in their own living rooms.”

Ashes Cricket will be available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC in November this year. Pre-orders are nowopen!

 

 

 

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Edited by funnyadit
Updated with release date announcement

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34 minutes ago, Big Boss said:

Nice. Faces look good.

Yeah, player body also looks buffed which was missing in DBC 17..

 

BTW announcement is to be made tomorrow.. Big ant Studio posted in their twitter page...

 

https://twitter.com/BigAntStudios/status/909390017612611585

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First thing came to be mind was Ashes 2009. 

 

Some details

 

  • Ashes Cricket, the first cricket game from Big Ant Studios to be fully licensed, will bring all the action of the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes and Magellan Ashes Series to Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC in November.
  • The fully-licensed game will feature both the men’s and women’s teams from Australia and England
  • All players have had their likenesses captured using 35 DSLR cameras to create lifelike characters in the game.

 

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  • To add to the realism of the game, Australian cricketers Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Emma Inglis and Mackinley Blows all had their movements captured in a complex recording process.
  • In addition to being able to customize players, teams, stadiums, logos and match formats as per Big Ant’s previous sports games, cricket fans will be able to dive right into a comprehensive career mode.
  • Starting right down at a local club, players will be able to work their way through the ranks with the ultimate goal of leading their country to an Ashes triumph.

 

Not sure how it'll be received by the community with 2 cricket games being released from the same company in the same year. The criticism around Don Bradman Cricket 17 was about lack of new stuff and felt like a cash grab. 

 

Let's see if this is really going to launch in 2 months with $60 tag. 

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The fact that they are getting actual players to do mo cap is awesome. Hopefully this series takes off and in future other country players also do mo cap. The generic dude who did mo cap for previous games was atrocious.

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1 hour ago, Big Boss said:

The fact that they are getting actual players to do mo cap is awesome. Hopefully this series takes off and in future other country players also do mo cap. The generic dude who did mo cap for previous games was atrocious.

Definitely agreed...What the heck was he playing..

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Player Scan: Alastair Cook

He might not be England's captain for this Ashes tour, but Alastair Cook is one of the most experienced players that will contest this year's competition, and one of the rocks on which the team relies. With a double century in the recent test series against the West Indies, Cook will be hoping to bring his formidable and unflinching batting to Australia this summer.

 

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Player Scan: Nathan Lyon

The hero of the Bangladesh tour, Lyon took an incredible 22 wickets in Bangladesh in a two-Test series - including 13 in the second. He is now Australia's seventh most successful bowler in total number of wickets taken, and is a veteran of 69 tests that the Australians will be counting on again to weave some magic in the Ashes.

 

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Player Scan: Ellyse Perry

One of the absolute superstars of the Australian team, Ellyse Perry is a dynamic and hugely effective all-rounder, capable of decimating the opponent with bat or ball. The youngest person to have represented Australia in cricket, Perry has a batting average of 31.28, and bowling average of 16.11.

Perry has also represented Australia in football (or soccer, if you will), showing just how versatile she is as an athlete.

 

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Player Scan: Danielle Wyatt

Despite having yet to debut in test cricket, Wyatt has been a regular feature of England's international squads, including the victorious team from the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup.

An off-break bowler, Wyatt has a bowling average of 26.59 in ODI cricket for England, and has a solid presence with the bat as well.

 

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Player Scan: Josh Hazlewood

With 118 wickets across 31 test matches, Hazlewood has become a key part of the Australian men's bowling attack. Known for unrelenting accuracy, Hazlewood's ability to wear down a batting attack with precision and patience makes him the model test cricketer.

 

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Player Scan: Moeen Ali

It's difficult to imagine a more useful genuine all-rounder than Moeen Ali. With 44 tests under his belt, Ali has a batting average of 34.66, including a top score of 155 not out, and a bowling average of 37.32, with 128 wickets and best innings record of 6/53.

Ali comes to Australia with some good test form, too, having secured bowling figures of 4/45 and 5/69 in a recent series against South Africa, and batting scores of 75 not out and 84 against South Africa and the West Indies, respectively.

 

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Player scan: Anya Shrubsole

With almost 100 matches under her belt for England, across the T20, ODI and Test match formats, Anya Shrubsole is still in her mid-twenties, but plays a key role in the English attack. Her average of 25.23 in ODI bowling, and an economy rate of under 6.00 (5.45) mark her out as a controlled, accurate bowler, capable of holding down an end and frustrating her opponents. When needed, she can also knock down entire opposition attacks, with best bowling figures of 6/46 in a ODI match.

 

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Player scan: Megan Schutt

A key fast bowler for the Australian team, Megan Schutt's ODI average of 26.34, and strike rate of 35.0, across 40 matches places her well to win matches for her country. Coming off some solid performances with 2/52 against India and 3/40 against New Zealand, Schutt will be looking to take many wickets across the seven matches in this year's Ashes series.
 

 

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