And that, folks, is a NEWSBOMB… KABBLOOIE!
First of all, it’s SO very good to be able to talk about this now: You cannot begin to understand how delighted we all are to have put the old band back together, and with a great new publishing partner: 505 Games have been incredibly supportive, and are so enthusiastic about pushing Cricket games to a whole new level. It’s great to have that behind us.
Now then, I’m sure you’re going to have a lot of questions… and we’re going to get to those. But let’s kick off with a few key facts.
We’ve been beavering away for quite a while now getting things in place to deliver a fantastic Ashes game. Everything in the game is being completely built from scratch from line 1 to line 15000 (Hey! I’m just the producer: as far as I know, they all still write in BASIC don’t they?). This is all-new.
I can tell you also that the plan is that the community involvement of Ashes Cricket 2013 will be unprecedented – the countdown begins now and you guys are going to be with us all the way (if you want to be!). We’re counting down to the series, and we’ll be keeping you very regularly updated with progress, and you will be able to get to know the whole team along the way. We need your help, as ever, to make this the best Cricket gaming experience to date. I will be patrolling the forums, both here with our old friends PC, and at the official game forum here: The Official Ashes Cricket 2013 Forum
There will obviously be stuff I can’t answer right now. It’s not that I don’t want to, but there’s still a way to go, and as far as parts of the game goes, I’ve learnt from past experience that laying out my hopes can be interpreted as promises… we don’t want that to happen again. It doesn’t do either of us any good mentally.
Also there’s still some more partners that we want to bring on board that aren’t yet finalised, so I’ll be sticking clear of any confirmations of those (although obviously we’ll tell you just as soon as I can!).
Otherwise, feel free to ping me your questions! I’ll do my best to answer them,
It’s very, very good to be back.