Melbourne, April 18: Big Ant Studios, in collaboration with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Maximum Games, is pleased to announce that “Cricket 19 – The Official Game of the Ashes“, now has a release date. Cricket fans across the globe will get their hands on it on May 28.
Just in time for the 2019 Ashes, fans will be able to play along with all the intense action that will take place throughout England and Wales this summer.
Whether it’s guiding their team to Ashes victory or battling it out for ODI glory, every fan will be able to play cricket on their terms, the way they want to with Cricket 19.
“Big Ant Studios games have always been known for deep customisation and flexibility”, Big Ant Studios CEO, Ross Symons, said.
“With Cricket 19 we take this to the next level, with even more gameplay modes, more options, more ways to play and much more customisation.”
As the Official Game of the Ashes, Cricket 19 features photo-realistic character models of all men’s and women’s players that will duke it out for the trophy.
Additionally, there’s a full suite of gameplay modes, including the ever-popular career mode, now deeper and more narrative-driven, a world championship tournament, and the scenario mode, allowing you to recreate classic matches, and then share them online to challenge people to change history.
ECB Commercial Director, Rob Calder said: “We are delighted fans can now get their hands on Cricket 19. Big Ant have been great to work with ensuring that the game achieves authenticity and realism. The Ashes is cricket at the highest level and Cricket 19 delivers a first-class experience for gamers.”
Cricket 19 – The Official Game of the Ashes will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. A PC version will be available via Steam shortly after the console launch.
About Big Ant Studios
Big Ant Studios Pty Ltd, a privately owned and operated independent game developer and publisher, is one of Australia’s largest and longest-running game development studios, having developed and published games from historic platforms including the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation Portable, through to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch.
Best known for producing high quality sports titles, Big Ant Studios have developed the highest selling AFL, Rugby League, Lacrosse and Cricket games of all time.
About Maximum Games
Maximum Games ranks as a top 20 global video game publisher of interactive digital entertainment spanning all genres and supporting multi-platforms.
The company’s mission is to provide a proven and strong hands-on approach to publishing, marketing, and distribution. Established in 2009, the company is led by female entrepreneur Christina Seelye, a seasoned executive of digital consumer products and channel marketing.
Under Seelye’s leadership, the company has been recognized with numerous awards such as “Fastest Growing Tech Company” by American Business Awards, and has made the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies for the past three years.
Maximum Games has offices in both the US and UK, and continues to expand its scope of global publishing and distribution via direct reach and strategic partnerships. For more information on Maximum Games, visit the company’s website at http://www.maximumgames.com.
About the ECB
The England and Wales Cricket Board was established in 1997 as the single national governing body for all cricket in England and Wales. It has its headquarters at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
The formation of ECB was the culmination of a drive towards creating, for the first time, one unified body responsible for the management and development of every form of cricket for men and women. This includes clubs, schools, juniors and youth, disabilities cricket, representative, first class and international cricket – the whole game from playground to the Test arena.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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