505 Games have announced that their upcoming sport sim (Ashes Cricket 2013) will now be delayed for a second time until November this fall. They’ve decided to delay due to the second Ashes series that’s going to take place in Australia in November. The idea is that the game will be out when the event takes place at the end of this calender year.
505 Games sent a press release to VG247, and Tim Woodley, who’s the senior VP global brand & marketing for the company has this to say in a statement: “It is hugely disappointing that 505 Games has had to make this announcement today. 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.”
So it’s not very good news for die hard Cricket fans as they’ll have to wait a few more months until they can get their hands on their favourite video game. We’ll keep you up to date on any changes that may occur from now until the stated release date time-frame.