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Announcement of Cricket 22: A new era of cricket games has arrived!

Featuring The Ashes, Big Bash, The Hundred, Caribbean Premier League, Cricket 22 is the most comprehensive cricket simulation ever

Lesquin, 7 october : Big Ant Studios and NACON are thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated Cricket 22: The Official Game of The Ashes will be released in November. Building on the success of Cricket 19, Cricket 22 is the most comprehensive cricket simulation on next-gen consoles.

With the arrival of the emblematic competition of Ashes in Cricket 22, the number of licenses included in the game has expanded considerably. Cricket fans will be able to take part in the competition Big Bash T20 in Australia, to the highly innovative The Hundred in England, as well as at the tropical festival of PLC in the Caribbean, and play international matches with licensed teams from Australia, England, West Indies, New Zealand and Ireland.

Gender equality being a strong commitment for Big Ant, each game can be played with men or women in Cricket 22.

A new generation of cricket

Aided by player feedback, Cricket 22 also presents many new features:

  • Brand new commands for launchers and hunters : whether it is a bounce fast and fiery or a fun “click” when you throw the ball from the infield for a run out precision, Cricket 22 is distinguished by fine and precise controls that allow you to sublimate your technique in cricket.

  • An in-depth and narrative career mode : whether or not you are on the pitch, you are in control. You manage your training and press conferences, take care of injuries and decide the path to international glory!

  • The most accessible cricket game yet. Are you taking your first steps into the world of cricket? Cricket 22 makes it easier than ever to access the game, thanks to a series of tutorials and a new user experience. Cricket 22 is the most detailed simulation of the sport that Big Ant has ever created. Using these tutorials, you’ll be hitting and throwing like a pro in no time.

  • A whole new team of commentators : Cricket 22 hosts a renowned commentary team, including Michael Atherton, Ian Healy, Mel Jones, Alison Mitchell and David Gower. Every shot will be announced with more expertise and analysis than ever before, and for the first time in a sports game, there will be an all-female commentary team, further strengthening the representation of women in the experience of Cricket 22.

  • Never has cricket looked so good : Cricket 22 fully exploits the capabilities of next-gen consoles. Not only does the game load blazingly fast, getting you into the action faster than ever, it also includes a comprehensive suite of visual updates, including real-time ray tracing elements, which translates into realistic cricket matches.

“An overwhelming number of fans have contacted us about an upcoming cricket game on next-gen consoles,” said Ross Symons, CEO of Big Ant. “We are delighted with the innovations that Cricket 22 will bring. This is our fifth cricket sim, and this one truly represents the culmination of everything we’ve learned on this decade (and more) journey. Cricket fans are incredibly passionate, and we can’t wait for them to experience this game.”

Russel James, Director of Marketing and Sales for the English Cricket Board (ECB) adds: We are delighted to be working hand in hand with Big Ant again on this very ambitious game of Cricket. Cricket is a universal game and whether you want to challenge yourself by playing the competition of Ashes or take on the best men’s and women’s Cricket players in the world at The Hundred, Cricket 22 has everything a fan of the sport is looking for.

“Cricket Australia is proud to partner once again with Australian developers Big Ant Studios, helping to bring fans a truly realistic video game,” said Nick Hockley, CEO of Cricket Australia. ” The Ashes is one of the biggest competitions in the sporting world, we can’t wait to show Cricket 22 to fans of the discipline. »

Release details and early access

Cricket 22 will come out on November 25, 2021. Players pre-ordering on Steam, PlayStation® and Xbox will have access to Cricket 22 THE NETS CHALLENGE from mid-October 2021. Fans will be able to enjoy, in early access, part of the experience offered by the gameplay of Cricket 22including practice matches and net. They will be ready to face the best players in the world, and this, from the day of the release of the game.

In other good news, fans who buy the game on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One will be able to get a free upgrade when they buy a next-gen console.

Cricket 22 for Nintendo Switch™ will be available in January 2022.

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