It seems Big Ant Games seeks to turn cricket games into annualized affairs, although the latest addition to the sports sim comes with a different but not entirely new name. Today the studio has announced Ashes Cricket
The studio had previously worked on the Don Bradman
series. Ashes Cricket
(2017) is the third such sim using the Ashes moniker, preceded by Ashes Cricket 2009
and Ashes Cricket
(2013), which was universally panned and eventually cancelled for some consoles before being refunded for anyone who already owned the game.
This year, the game looks to remove the bad reputation surrounding the name. It promises to feature "both the men’s and women’s teams from Australia and England ahead of the Ashes" in the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes and Magellan Ashes series.
According to the developer, their aim is, like any sports sim, to have each player look photorealistic, having shot the athletes with 35 DSLR cameras in order to achieve this. Players will also be able to create their own players, teams, stadiums, logos, competitions and types of matches.
The game will also include a career mode, which follows the story of a player-created junior cricketer on his/her way to becoming their nation's team captain.Ashes Cricket
will release in November.