- The game was released by Big Ant Studios, in collaboration with the England and Wales Cricket Board and Cricket Australia.
- The game was initially set to be released on November 25 but was postponed.
The popular Cricket-based E-Sport Cricket 22 has been released. After all the obstacles and a last-minute postponement, the game which brands itself as the official game of The Ashes was released on December 2 and a launch trailer was also made available for the users and fans to show what they are missing out on if they haven’t purchased the game already.
The game was released by Big Ant Studios, in collaboration with the England and Wales Cricket Board and Cricket Australia. The much-anticipated installment of the game is titled “Cricket 22: The Official Game of The Ashes.”
It should be noted that the Big Ant Studios are known for their cricket simulation over the years and building on to the same, they have introduced an upgrade in the gaming experience in this latest release. Along with the simulation, the game also features 4K resolution graphics and even an advanced new visual engine along with a narrative-driven career mode which is set to make the game more interesting.
The trailer launch video has been made available for users to get a glimpse of all the new features and updates in the game.
Check out the video here:
The game was initially set to be released on November 25 but it is being learned that the Tim Paine sexting scandal forced the postponement of the release because Paine was earlier supposed to play a big role in the game and was even on the covers of the new game.
None of this was, however, mentioned in the official release.
“Unfortunately, factors beyond our control have meant that we need to update the game’s cover art, other visuals and team lists. There was a critical day 1 patch that players will need to enjoy the full Cricket 22 experience that has consequently needed to be revoked,” the official statement from Big Ant Studios read.
However, it was Big Ant Studios CEO Ross Symons who revealed the real reason behind the postponement to be Paine’s resignation as the skipper in an interview. Nonetheless, the game is finally out now and could be played on PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Moreover, it is set to be available on Nintendo Switch in January 2022.