Ashes Cricket confirmed by Cricket Australia, Big Ant [UPDATE]

Update: Big Ant Studios today confirmed the next Ashes Cricket.

“There is no competition in cricket that has the heritage and 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 truly realistic game of cricket to our fans.”

“Time and time again players tell us the feature they love most about our cricket games is the deep customisation options,” Symons continued. “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,” added 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.”

Ashes Cricket will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC in November this year.

Original story: Cricket Australia, England Cricket and Big Ant Studios took to Twitter to tease what’s likely a new Ashes Cricket game.

The tweet was posted to Cricket Australia’s account last night. Rather barebones, it features a digital representation of Mitchell Starc. Check it out below:

Let the hype train begin.

Big Ant is a Melbourne-based studio that’s recently developed Don Bradman Cricket. We reviewed Don Bradman Cricket 17 here.

We’ll have more on the next Ashes Cricket title as it’s made available.

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