Ashes Cricket 2013 has been delayed to a November 2013 release, publisher 505 Games announced today.
505 Games senior VP of global brand and marketing Tim Woodley cited additional improvements being made to the game as the reason for the delay, saying, "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."
Originally scheduled to coincide with the first Ashes series of the year in the United Kingdom, the new release date in November will run alongside the start of the return series in Australia.
The game will include the complete Ashes Series, with official England and Australia teams, as well as limited overs tournaments and leagues from around the world.