Cricket games are few and far between in this day and age and, in an industry dealing with spiraling budgets, they tend to struggle in comparison to EA's big budget representations of sports games like FIFA and Madden. But still, there is a market, and this time Big Ant Studios has snagged a brilliant licensing coup for its game. The greatest cricketer who ever lived, Don Bradman.
The game will be called Don Bradman Cricket 2014 and is set to feature a new 360 shot control mechanic in addition to the usual bells and whistles you can expect from a modern sports game, like Career Mode and the like. According to Big Ant Studios, the game has been four years in the making.
"It is indeed an honour to be able to bring the greatest player to a technology savvy generation of fans in what promises to be the greatest cricket game of all time." said Sebastian Giompaolo, Managing Director for HES, “Big Ant Studios have been working hard on this title for four years and we at HES are really excited with what they have been able to achieve. It is far superior to any cricket game in the market."
It's an exciting licence to land. Don Bradman is widely believed to be the greatest Test Batsman who ever lived and is routinely ranked among the greatest Australian sportsmen of all time. Here's hoping the game lives up to its name.