Ashes Cricket 2013 was originally intended to be released in time for the first Ashes series, which is currently taking place with the third test due to begin on Thursday but it will now release in November, to coincide with second Ashes series that will be held in Australia. 505 Games confirmed this news in a press release that was sent to VG247 this morning where they said that the game would definitely launch in time for the event that begins on November 21st 2013.
Tim Woodley, the senior VP of global brand and marketing for 505 Games, spoke of the disappointment of the delay and explained why it had happened:
“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.
“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.”
It sucks that the game has been delayed again but hopefully the end result will be worth it. Are you still looking forward to the release of the game or has this long delay put you off? Please tell us your thoughts in the comments below.