Ashes Cricket for the PS4 and Xbox One finally has an India price and release date. According to specialist game retailer Games The Shop, Ashes Cricket will be available on November 16 in the country and priced at Rs. 4,299. No PC version has been mentioned. Previously, developer Big Ant had stated the PC version would be out by Christmas. Much like Don Bradman 2017, which was developed by the same studio, it's probably going to be digital only via Steam.
While Rs. 4,299 might seem steep, more so when you consider that it's out nearly two weeks after Call of Duty World War 2, Games The Shop is running a promotion allowing gamers to get Rs. 500 off on their purchase. Safe to say, other retailers will be offering similar deals.
Earlier Gadgets 360 exclusively reported that Ashes Cricket did not have a distributor for India. This does not seem to be the case now. With Games The Shop tweeting of its availability and price, we won't be surprised to see its parent company, E-xpress handle distribution duties for the game in India. Several retailers speaking to Gadgets 360 have confirmed the same, though we've reached out to E-xpress for comment and update this post the moment we hear from them.
Ashes Cricket’s release date is exactly one week before the 2017-18 Ashes series begins on November 23 in Brisbane, Australia. The November 16 release date bodes well in terms of timing. While Don Bradman Cricket 17 definitely has its flaws, it is a complex cricket game that takes hours to master. It’s fair to say that we can expect more of the same from Ashes Cricket and hopefully this game will fix the AI issues that plagued Don Bradman Cricket 17.