Cricket 19

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Cricket 19
Cricket 19 PS4 cover.jpg
The Australian cover featuring Aaron Finch, Tim Paine, and Meg Lanning.
Publisher(s)Big Ant Studios
Director(s)Mike Merren[1]
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows
ReleasePlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • WW: 28 May 2019
Microsoft Windows
  • WW: 31 July 2019
Genre(s)Sports game
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

Cricket 19 is a 2019 cricket video game developed by Big Ant Studios in collaboration with Maximum Games. It is the official video game of the 2019 Ashes series and the sequel to the 2017 game Ashes Cricket. Cricket 19 was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on 28 May 2019.[2] It was released for Microsoft Windows on 31 July 2019.[3][4]

Cricket 19 is the first Big Ant Studios cricket game released for the Nintendo Switch.[5]

Gameplay[edit]

Cricket 19 introduces a new game mode called scenario mode that allows players to begin a match in any predetermined situation.[6] The game also allows users to play through the men's ODI, T20 and test world cups, and women's ODI and T20 world cups. However, these lacked any ICC sponsorships.

Reception[edit]

On the review aggregator Metacritic, the PlayStation 4 version of Cricket 19 received a score of 73 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[7]

Cricket 19 received critical praise for improved presentation, features and accurately representing the game of cricket, with IGN scoring it 8/10. However it did receive some negative reviews for glitches and being too similar to the previous Big Ant cricket game 'Ashes Cricket'.

Licensing[edit]

Australia, Australia Women, England and England Women are fully licensed with accurate kits and player faces. Australian domestic teams are also fully licensed.[8] The game also includes licensed depictions of all host venues of the 2019 Ashes series - Edgbaston, Lord's, Headingley, Old Trafford, and The Oval.[9] Unlicensed teams include India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.[10]Despite the lack of licensing, users are able to download these teams as they have been created by other users on the academy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Can Cricket 19 knock fans for six? – TheSixthAxis". TheSixthAxis. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Cricket 19 – The Official Game of the Ashes". England Cricket Board. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ @BigAntStudios (25 July 2019). "Hi all! We have some great news to share! The critics love Cricket 19, and soon you will be playing it on PC - Cricket 19 launches on July 31 via Steam!". Twitter. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Cricket 19 on Steam". Steam. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  5. ^ Makuch, Eddie (7 March 2019). "Cricket 19 Announced For PS4, Xbox One, Switch, And PC". GameSpot. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  6. ^ Feature, Ben Wilson 2019-05-21T19:52:04Z. "Cricket 19 hands-on: 5 things you need to know". gamesradar. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Cricket 19". Metacritic. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  8. ^ Ogilvie, Tristan (29 May 2019). "Cricket 19 Review". IGN. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Cricket 19 India Price and Release Date Announced". NDTV Gadgets 360. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Cricket 19 review: The Official Game of the Ashes". NewsComAu. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.