In a country where cricket is a religion rather than a game, and cricketers are accorded demigod status, the most hallowed event is here, and the gaming world seems all abuzz with it.
Yes Sir, the ICC 2015 Cricket world cup is just around the corner and developers worldwide are getting ready to enter the fray with their own versions of the exciting sport for a variety of consoles, be it Mobile, PCs or DTH.
Recently, Australian studio Big Ant Announced its ‘Don Bradman Cricket’ which is scheduled to launch just a day before the world cup kicks off.
Closer at home, Indiagames — a company acquired by Disney in 2013 — has developed ICC Pro Cricket 2015, which according to Disney is set for release on Friday. The game which will be released closer to the world cup is to be available in India, Australia and a few other countries.
The Multi Platform console game which will adorn iOS, Android, Mobile, DTH, and PCs, is a real cricket simulation game with high end graphics and superior game play. In the words of Sameer Ganapathy, Vice President and Head, Interactive at Disney India “It will be the best in cricket games, bringing consumers as close to a real on-ground cricket experience as possible, thus elevating the overall game play.”
He further said that Disney wishes to build cricket as a franchise in the world of gaming.
Indiagames already has a series of successful cricket games such as Cricket Fever Challenge, World Cup Cricket Fever, and Cricket T20 Fever under its belt and as such the expectations are bound to be high.
For PC, users can download the game from the official website for just $9.99 (or around Rs. 619). The game may also be accessed via Dish TV and Airtel on DTH. Whereas it will be released for the iOS and Android as a free application with in-app purchases.
All in all, coming along with the world cup, we are sure that this game will provide cricket-aholics with a lot of finger crunching action.