Ashes Cricket 2013 Delayed Until November, 505 Games Explains Why
Written Monday, July 29, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Ashes Cricket 2013 has been delayed until November.
Originally slated for release earlier this month, the cricket sim will now hit in November, timed to coincide with the second Ashes series.
“It is hugely disappointing that 505 Games has had to make this announcement today,” said Tim Woodley, senior VP global brand & marketing for 505 Games.
“We all had high hopes of bringing out a stellar cricket game during the first leg of this unprecedented Ashes year. But the fact of the matter is, we took a long hard look at the game as it stands and decided it simply wasn’t good enough in its current state. It was simply not worthy of the Ashes name.
“Unforeseen issues which developer Trickstar faced in latter stages of development have meant that they have been unable to do the requisite amount of polishing and fine-tuning which any game needs. We owe it to ourselves, to our licensors, the ECB and Cricket Australia, but most of all to the dedicated cricket fans and gamers to put our best foot forward.
“It is small compensation that we have the benefit of a second Ashes series in this unique cricketing year which affords us further time to work on the game and get it right for the return leg. We are confident that the time between now and the second Ashes series will be enough to add the final polish we believe the game needs. We are committed, as we always have been, to releasing a great game and we are doing everything in our power to ensure this is the case.”
Not often we get this kind of honesty from a publisher, is it? Sounds like the game has been through the wringer. Let’s hope they can get it together in time for November.