Big Ant Studios and NACON today confirmed that Cricket 24 will be released on October 5, 2023. Described by the studio as “the culmination of 10 years of cricket video game development”, Cricket 24 will be available on PS5, PS4 and Xbox series. X|S and Xbox One, and PC.
Cricket 24, unveiled in April, was originally scheduled to arrive in Crease in time for this year’s Ashes series, which has already begun.
But it’s not all bad news. It has also been confirmed that Pakistan will join the roster of officially included cricketing nations, just in time for Pakistan’s tour of Australia in the summer of 2023-24. Pakistan will join Cricket 24 alongside Australia, England, the West Indies, New Zealand and Ireland, with more countries expected to be announced in the coming months. Cricket 24 will also feature the Pakistan Super League along with other official tournaments confirmed so far such as Ziash, BBL and his WBBL, The Hundred and Caribbean Premier League. An unspecified number of Indian professional T20 clubs will also be in the game, with over 50 official stadiums.
Big Ant CEO Ross Simmons said: “Cricket fans will experience and play Cricket 24 and lead their favorite Test, One Day or T20 team to victory in the most realistic cricket ever made. We can’t wait to bring the video game experience to you,” said Big Ant CEO Ross Simmons. Statement accompanying the new release date. “After 10 years of experience, the Big Ant Studios team has become the world’s leading cricket video game developer. We are really happy to bring Cricket 24 to our fans.”
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