Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Cricket 22 announced, including Big Bash, The Hundred and more

Big Ant Studios and Nacon have officially announced Cricket 22, which debuts the series on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S and introduces some important new licensed contests and teams.

Following the successful and widely supported cricket 19 of 2019, Big Ant claims that cricket 22 offers “the most robust and substantive cricket game fans have ever seen.” ..

Cricket 22 will feature Australia’s T20 Big Bash Tournament, along with the Caribbean Premier League, England’s The Hand Red and The Ash. It also includes a fully licensed national team from Australia, England, New Zealand, the West Indies and Ireland. Similar to Cricket 19, the male and female games are represented by Cricket 22 as a whole.

Cricket 22 also includes a “deep, story-based career mode” that includes new bowling and fielding controls, “real-time ray tracing elements”, injury management, and off-field efforts such as training and press conferences. There is also a new lineup of commentary such as Michael Aslton, Ian Healy, Mel Jones, Allison Mitchell and David Gore.

“The number of cricket fans who have asked us about our next-generation cricket program is overwhelming,” Big Ant CEO Ross Simons said in a statement with the announcement. “We are incredibly excited about what we can bring to the table with Cricket 22. This is the title of our fifth cricket simulation and represents all the accumulation we have learned over the last decade. ) Journey. We have the most passionate fans and can’t wait to get this into their hands. “

Cricket 22-First Screenshot

Cricket 22 will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Xbox Series X | S on November 25, 2021, and pre-orders for these formats will be accessible to Cricket 22’s Net Challenge from mid-October. Big Ant also confirms that all players who purchase a game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One can upgrade their game version for free if they decide to move to a new generation console. Cricket 22 for the Nintendo Switch will be available in January 2022.

Publisher Nacon announced the acquisition of sports studio Big Ant in January 2021 with the aim of becoming a world leader in rugby, tennis and cricket. At the time, Nacon described cricket as the second most popular team sport in the world, with 120 million players and 1.5 billion fans, and called Big Ant “a global video game in the field. I said that I consider it as a “reference”.

Luke is a game editor at IGN’s Sydney office.You can find him on Twitter every few days @MrLukeReilly.