Ashes Cricket 2013 delayed until November

Upcoming Ashes Cricket 2013 faces another delay due to unforeseen issues.

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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.

Ashes Cricket 2013 was announced earlier this year for the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U with a June 21 release date. The game was delayed until July for quality assurance purposes.

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.

Discussion

26 comments
viper_0014
viper_0014

Until and  Unless they do not make a game with at least top 8 licensed teams specially with India the game will fail to succeed. Cricketing fans all over the world are very passionate and love their game but it is hard to bear with only 2 teams. They should align with the other major cricketing boards and make a true cricket game not just Ashes. They could restrict the piracy if they want by a patch or code whatever

k_h_a_n
k_h_a_n

the only good game I mastered and I play even today is ea sports cricket 07, how much old it may be graphically or technically the smooth animations make it look like real..especially bowling, I have seen bowling and batting animations in both ashes 2009 and cricket 07 believe me, ashes is total rubbish

malakadil
malakadil

so the last Ashes games were worthy . they were worse i played those for 5 min .. boring ! , just cancel it . i wont buy it . . this will be my first game to download from torrents if it comes out . wont waste money on this shit . so put a strong DRM on this . I AM NOT BUYING!

majere613
majere613

"it simply wasn't good enough in its current state. It was simply not worthy of the Ashes name."

 The game, or the current Aussie side? :P

(Sorry, Antipodean cousins, but we had our years of suffering too!)

ricky8741112121
ricky8741112121

low budget game. if bcci was making this they would have budget equal to gta

tyzwain
tyzwain

Well that's just not cricket!

Taron Owens
Taron Owens

and this affects the 4 poeple who are planning to buy this

blackpuddytat
blackpuddytat

Ashes to ashes

Dust to dust

Like an old tin can

Left out to rust


Nothing exciting

But it's not that bad

It's just cricket

A game, that's sad

Boldchromedome
Boldchromedome

Never liked it and never cared. Just cancel the game in fact.

Moey Awad
Moey Awad

It's going to be as bad as the previous one's, give the project to EA Sports or just cancel the project.

Suit Guy
Suit Guy

I think I'll be getting this... it's the only foreseeable way I can watch Australia win the bloody Ashes -_-

bkohary
bkohary

"....they have been unable to do the requisite amount of polishing and fine tuning which any game needs" 

Game tampering? Not enough spit?

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

All their supporters must be pretty disappointed... Poor Steve, Bill, and James.

Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor

Hmmm what to play Watch Dogs or Ashes Cricket....?

Steve Frame
Steve Frame

Well it can't get Ny more outdated before it even arrives

Micah Chua
Micah Chua

'I can't wait for the next cricket video game!' said no-one ever

Terry Ashton
Terry Ashton

Ok they can delay that game no one will buy it anyhow, but they gotta allow Saints Row classification an release that in August like it was meant to!!!!!

Hayden Nichols
Hayden Nichols

EA sports needs to make a new cricket game. They are rubbish these days