A few days ago, The English tour of Australia began where the first of seven games between the women's Australian and English teams kicked off in Brisbane. Big Ant Studios wanted to get in on this joyful occasion by releasing new screens of a couple of popular players who will be making an appearance in the upcoming sports title from the team, Ashes Cricket
Big Ant CEO, Ross Symons, had this to say regarding Women's cricket:
Women’s cricket is rightfully growing in popularity across the world, and we wanted to do our part to highlight the incredible athleticism of the sport through Ashes Cricket. We’re looking forward to a thrilling competition between the women’s teams on the field this year, and we’re also looking forward to enabling gamers to decide the fate of their very own virtual Ashes.
Women have been treated no differently to the men of the game as the title's developer has invested in creating photorealistic renders of each of the ladies involved in the Ashes. Of course, full motion capture sessions were also in full swing to make sure all of the swinging and bowling is as authentic as can be.
Symons goes on to talk about working with female cricketers and how the players reacted to the feature:
We first included women players and teams in Don Bradman Cricket 17, and it was a feature that players really appreciated. The inclusion of the female teams gives even more depth and variety to the game. It’s been a privilege working with each of the players to further enhance what we can offer gamers with the women’s competition in Ashes Cricket.
Choose to play as a woman for the full career mode and take your rookie through the ranks until you reach the ultimate goal of being able to represent your nation in the greatest competition in cricket. Take a look at Megan Schutt, followed by Anya Shrubsole below:
Lastly, the men get a bit of attention too in a new trailer showcasing the first in-game footage from the title:
With pre-orders available right now, Ashes Cricket
is scheduled to release on the Xbox One on November 16th.