The much awaited follow up to Big Ant Studios Cricket 19 i.e Cricket 22: The Official Game of the Ashes is set for launch on November 25 for PS4/PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC – with a Nintendo Switch version in January 2022.
Cricket 22 is said to be the first cricket game on next-gen consoles, the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series S/X. The announcement was made on Thursday, 7th Oct from Big Ant Studios developer.
Cricket 22 will not only feature the Ashes competition, but it also brings Australia’s Big Bash T20, Caribbean Premier League, and England’s The Hundred. Moreover, the game will come with fully-licensed teams from Australia, England, The West Indies, Ireland, and New Zealand. Similar to Cricket 19, both men’s and women’s games will be represented throughout Cricket 22.
With the official involvement of leagues such as Big Bash, The Hundred, and CPL, you can also expect their 30 teams to be involved as well, be it Melbourne Stars, Sydney Sixers, Knight Riders, or the Oval Invincibles.
No Sign of INDIA in Cricket 2022
In Cricket 22, No sign of India and other cricketing nations like South Africa, Pakistan, etc, though that won’t be a big issue as it might offer to download a whole host of fan squads that would replace the unlicensed teams – replacing the random generated players with popular cricketers like Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, and so on. Community will still play a huge role in this one.
The NEW FEATURES you’ll get to see in Cricket 2022
The developers of Big Ant Studios, promises a more narrative driven career mode in Cricket 2022.
Along with that, you’ll be in complete control on & off the field to manage your training and press conferences, deal with injuries, and decide your path towards international glory!
New bowling and fielding controls & on top of that, accessibility options, tutorials for the newbies. Also, Cricket 22 is refined, little tight controls so that you can play your best game of cricket.
Apart from that the game will instantly load in order to take you into the action more quickly than ever before. A full suite of visual updates including incredible real-time ray tracing elements will be seen.
Following Channel 7’s lead, Michael Slater has been given the boot with a refreshed commentary line-up featuring Michael Atherton, Ian Healy, Mel Jones, Alison Mitchell and David Gower. Also, for the first time ever, there will be an all-women commentary team, further deepening the representation of women in the Cricket 22 experience.
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Cricket 22 First Look (Game Screenshots)
Cricket 2022 Release Date, PRICE and Pre-Order
Cricket 22 game releases on 25 November 2021 for PS4/PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. For Nintendo Switch, Cricket 22 will arrive in January 2022.
Cricket 22 Pre-Order (Early Access)
Pre-orders on Steam, PlayStation and Xbox will have access to Cricket 22 THE NETS CHALLENGE from mid-October 2021, in which the fans will get early access to part of the Cricket 22 gameplay experience, including nets and training games.
Upgrades to the next generation consoles will be absolutely free. This means that gamers who purchase Cricket 22 on PS4 or Xbox One will receive a free copy of the PS5 or Xbox Series X/S edition.
Cricket 22 Price:
Cricket 22 is priced at Rs 3,999 in India (AUD 99.95) and has the same price across all the platforms. Currently, available for preorder via Steam, Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store, Game Loot, Games The Shop, and Prepaid Game Card.
Websites where you can preorder Cricket 22
Cricket Australia (pricing in AUD/USD): https://shop.cricket.com.au/products/cricket-22-xbox-video-game?_pos=1&_psq=cricket-22&_ss=e&_v=1.0
Games the Shop (pricing in INR): https://www.gamestheshop.com/search/cricket%2022
Here’s our answer to a couple of faq’s
How to preorder Cricket 22 in India?
If you want to get the early access to the Net challenge, then you can pre-order Cricket 22 on Games The Shop website in India where you also get the official T-shirt of Cricket 22 for FREE of cost.
Is Cricket 22 coming out?
Yes, Cricket 22 game is coming out. Release date is 25th November 2021 on all major platforms. Delayed arrival only for Nintendo Switch in Jan 2022.
From the CEO:
Big Ant CEO Ross Symons said, “The number of cricket fans that have been asking us about our next-generation cricket plans has been overwhelming. We’re incredibly excited by what we’re able to bring to the table with Cricket 22. This is our fifth cricket simulation title, and it really represents the cumulation of everything that we’ve learned on this ten-year (and counting) journey. We have the most passionate fans, and we can’t wait to get this into their hands.”
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