505 Games has revealed it is working on a new title based on the old bat and ball.
Ashes Cricket 2013 will release in time for the unique double-header between Australia and England. The next Ashes Series will take place in England and then a few months later in Australia.
Luke Bould, Head of Commercial Marketing – Cricket Australia said "The launch of the new Ashes Cricket 2013 is an important step in bringing fans closer to the game than ever before. Gaming is an important part of cricket's entertainment offering and plays a role in achieving our objective to be Australia's favourite sport. 2013 is a huge cricket year, with back to back Ashes series, and we look forward to seeing the tradition and excitement of the Ashes brought to life through Ashes Cricket 2013"
"2013 is another big year for International Cricket and it doesn’t get much bigger than the Ashes Series" commented Ralph Pitt-Stanley, General Manager for UK & Export at 505 Games “The oldest rivalry in the sport recommences on 10th July 2013, with the back to back Ashes Series in the UK and Australia so it’s a really exciting time to be working with the ECB, Cricket Australia and such a great development partner as Trickstar on this product and we can’t wait to share more details with fans everywhere”.
John Perera, Commercial Director ECB added: “The ECB is committed to bringing new fans into the sport, and the Ashes Cricket 2013 game will do just that in conjunction with the real thing - the Investec Ashes Series 2013. Most of the current England side are keen gamers, and will no doubt be spending a lot of time playing it whilst preparing for the real thing come the Summer.”
Trickster Games have the development role on a game that is set to release on consoles and PC.