Cricket 24 Announced, Will Include ‘More Licenses Than Any Cricket Game Ever’
Big Ant Studios and Nacon today confirmed that Cricket 24 will launch on PC and consoles in June. This seems to be just in time for his Ashes series in 2023. The exception is his Switch version, which is slated for release in November 2023.
Cricket 24 is touted as having ‘more licenses than any cricket game ever played’. Major cricket nations such as Australia, England, West Indies, New Zealand and Ireland are included, with more to be announced.Cricket 24 includes The Ashes, BBL and WBBL, The Hundred, Caribbean It also includes the Premier League and an unspecified number of “Pro India T20 Teams” that have yet to be announced. There are over 50 official stadiums.
Cricket 24 promises an improved atmosphere for Ashe with an Ashe press conference and bespoke Ashe commentary to accompany the match. The all-new Fielding has been described as a “complete overhaul” of the existing system. A new mode called Pro Team will allow players to build their dream team of global superstar cricketers to compete in challenges and play online, helping to boost EA’s success in FIFA Ultimate Team. It looks inspired. Cricket 24 supports crossplay his multiplayer, and users who purchased the PS4 or Xbox One version can upgrade to the current-gen version if desired.
Big Ant CEO Ross Symons said in a statement: “We have worked hard with cricket boards around the world to deliver the deepest, most realistic video game representation of the sport ever.”
No clips or screenshots of the game were released with the announcement.
Luke is a game editor in IGN’s Sydney office. You can chat with him on Twitter @MrLukeReilly.