Cricket 24: Official Game of the Ashes Announced by NACON and Big Ant Studios

Cricket 24

Publisher NACON and developer Big Ant Studios have officially announced Cricket 24: Official Game of The Ashes. Cricket 24 is slated for release this June and it will reimagine and enhance the much-loved Cricket 22 to include teams from every corner of the globe, creating the most complete video game simulation of cricket seen to date. Unfortunately, at this time, the announcement does not come with any sort of trailer however since the game is releasing after two months, we can expect a trailer to drop soon as well.

Cricket 24 will bring the most extensive cricket experience to fans of the sport as it will include The Ashes, Big Bash, The Hundred, and Caribbean Premier League, along with a host of international squads and yet-to-be-announced professional Indian T20 teams. Cricket 24 will feature the most licenses than any cricket video game made to date. Big Ant Studios will continue their commitment to equality and equal representation with both Men’s and Women’s cricket having equal representation throughout the game. Big Ant CEO, Ross Symons comments:

The passion and excitement shown by our fans at the prospect of another game being released before the upcoming Ashes has been overwhelming. We’ve been working incredibly hard with cricket boards all over the world to bring what is the deepest, most realistic video game representation of the sport ever. I believe Cricket 24 will bring something special for cricket fans all over the world, it is the first truly global cricket video game.

Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley also added:

Cricket Australia is excited to once again partner with Big Ant Studios to bring such an interactive and realistic video game to cricket fans in time for the upcoming Ashes Series in England. The Ashes is one of world sport’s greatest rivalries and it is brilliant that fans will be able to play their own Ashes series through Cricket 24 and emulate their favorite players and teams.

Cricket 24

Cricket 24 will have the following realistic features upon its release:

  • The Ashes: Cricket 24 will feature the biggest rivalry in cricket, The Ashes. Detailed cutscenes put the user into the moment as the Ashes tour progresses. Feel a part of the team with press conferences and team training sessions. Unique commentary allows for complete Ashes immersion. Experience The Ashes playing as a single player, or as Australia or England.
  • Official Licenses: Over 200 players with full photogrammetry. Major Cricket Nations including Australia, England, West Indies, New Zealand, and Ireland with more to be announced. The biggest tournaments including The Ashes, the KFC BBL and Weber WBBL, The Hundred, the Caribbean Premier League plus a number of “to be announced” professional Indian T20 teams, along with more than 50 highly detailed official stadiums.
  • Career Mode: Follow the journey of your player from club cricketer to the international stage, developing your skills and growing your fan base as you hone your craft to become the next big thing in cricket. Cricket 24 gives more control to the player in determining their destiny, becoming a short-form hero, focusing on the Test team, or trying to balance both on your way to cricketing stardom.
  • All new fielding: A complete overhaul of the fielding systems to provide the most realistic and responsive fielding controls ever seen in a cricket video game.
  • Cross Platform: Fully cross-platform, play online against your friends and the world’s best players regardless of platform. Create and share custom content across different platforms including stadiums, players, teams, and more with the academy.
  • Pro Team: Collect player cards and build your cricket dream team. Take on weekly challenges in single-player gameplay, or go online against the world. Join your friends to compete in team building in The Auction mode.

Cricket 24 is slated for release in June 2023 and all players who purchase the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will be able to get the current-gen upgrade for free. A Nintendo Switch version of Cricket 24 is also planned however it will release later in November 2023. Additional details about the game will be revealed in the upcoming months.

What are your thoughts on the official announcement of Cricket 24? Will you be interested in playing it when it comes out? Let us know in the comments section below.

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