Big Ant Studios, in collaboration with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has announced Cricket 19 – The Official Game of the Ashes. Building on the fan-favourite Ashes Cricket, Cricket 19 features all formats of the international game, both men’s and women’s teams, and all host venues. This includes the Specsavers Ashes, fully licensed for both England and Australia.
Deep enhancements to the AI engine mean that the opposition is more realistic than ever before. When bowling, the AI will work out your player and team’s weaknesses, and target that with a concentrated bowling strategy. When batting, the AI will rotate the strike to protect weaker players, and actively look for gaps in the field.
Watch the Cricket 19 – The Official Game of the Ashes teaser trailer below:
New features to be added to Cricket 19 include a scenario mode, which allows players to recreate the greatest matches in history, and then share them online to challenge other players to achieve difficult run-chases, or play out a draw from a disastrous situation. Enhancements to the career mode build a story around your player; how you look in the news headlines affects your potential career trajectory.
More details about the new features and gameplay modes in Cricket 19 will be announced at a later date. The game releases on all consoles – PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch – in May, with an exact release date TBA. A PC (Steam) version will follow shortly after.
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