Ashes Cricket 2013 has been delayed, publisher 505 Games has announced. The game will now be released in November and it was originally slated for release during the Ashes season between Australia and England held in the UK.
505 Games’ VP of Global Brand and Marketing revealed the reason for the delay: “It is hugely disappointing that 505 Games has had to make this announcement today.
“We all had high hopes of bringing out a stellar cricket game during the first leg of this unprecedented Ashes year. But the fact of the matter is, we took a long hard look at the game as it stands and decided it simply wasn’t good enough in its current state. It was simply not worthy of the Ashes name.
“Unforeseen issues which developer Trickstar faced in latter stages of development have meant that they have been unable to do the requisite amount of polishing and fine-tuning which any game needs. We owe it to ourselves, to our licensors, the ECB and Cricket Australia, but most of all to the dedicated cricket fans and gamers to put our best foot forward.
“It is small compensation that we have the benefit of a second Ashes series in this unique cricketing year which affords us further time to work on the game and get it right for the return leg. We are confident that the time between now and the second Ashes series will be enough to add the final polish we believe the game needs.”
Well this seems like an honest enough explanation. However, there’s another Cricket game called Cricket 14 which should definitely be on your radar if you are a Cricket fan.
Here’s a video that shows both the games in action. Which one is better? Let us know in the comments section below.