Press Release Description: “From the cover to every immersive game mode in Cricket 24, Big Ant Studios continues its commitment to equity and equal representation in both men’s and women’s cricket.” As the official game of the Ashes, it will lean heavily on that aspect as well, with unique commentary, cutscenes and more to mark the occasion of the tournament.
But that’s not all: the game will feature over 200 officially licensed players, all represented with authentic photogrammetry. And it extends to all major national teams such as England, Australia and the West Indies, as well as a handful of teams in The Hundred and Indian T20. It looks like the developer has worked hard on the licensing, which is good to see.
Road to the Show-esque career mode will return, while fielding – which, let’s be honest, was terrible in the last game – has been given a complete overhaul. There will also be a Diamond Dynasty-esque Pro Team mode, where you’ll collect player cards to build your team – and will include both single player and competitive online modes, complete Console crossplay.
Obviously Cricket is an acquired taste, but we thought the developer did a great job with their previous efforts, and it looks like this version is improving in all the right places. We’re really looking forward to seeing that all-important fielding gameplay, as this aspect was fiercely felt in Cricket 22, and is obviously the third part of the experience, beyond batting and bowling.
The title is due out in June, with no official release date yet. However, with the Ashes starting on June 16, we expect it to fall somewhere around there.
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