The biggest rivalry in the cricketing world – The Ashes has started its expansion, as Big Ant Studios are set to release a fully licensed video game in November.
Big Ant has partnered with Cricket Australia and the England & Wales Cricket Board in order to create one of the most authentic games of cricket. It will be having a new offering to feature photo-real portraits of the men’s and women’s teams from Australia and England.
35 DSLR cameras were used to take approximately one million pictures, which will then be combined together in order to create a player’s in-game likeness. According to the reports, they will require 15 more hours before announcing finalizing the launch of the game.
As per the quotes in cricket.com.au, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said, “Cricket Australia’s new strategy recognises the growing role that gaming can play in reaching younger fans. And by working with the likes of Big Ant to develop products that meet this need we are positioning ourselves as leaders in the cricket gaming space globally. The anticipation for the summer of cricket is building and this game will give our fans another way to be a part of the cricket excitement.”
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was seen imitating some of the stars of international cricket during the shoot of the game. Here is the video: