Ashes Cricket 2013 Video Game Gets Has Been Pulled
The Ashes in 2013 has started on the competitive foot everyone hoped it would, even though the English have come out second best so far. With the interest that is obviously surrounding the series, and that surrounds all Ashes series, it comes as no surprise that the video game industry wants a piece of the action.
To accompany the series, an official video game was released. However, the same game has been pulled from the shelves do to it being of poor quality. Those gamers who had gone out and purchased the Ashes Cricket 2013 video game have been less than pleased with it, calling it ‘shameful’, ‘embarrassing’ and ‘farcical’. This is exactly what would be expected when the publisher is more concerned with profit, than delivering a flawless high quality game. Some of the glitches saw fielders looking lost, and players throwing the ball in various directions.
Publisher puts the blame on developer
505 Games is the publisher for the Ashes Cricket 2013 video game, and they have come out and apologised. Moreover, they are offering all individuals who purchased the game for the PC with a full refund. The release date of the game was already well overdue. In fact the title was supposed to be available many months ago. But it looks as if they title will be entirely abandoned altogether.
The game was described as being unfinished by one games journalist, who said that there was no animation for catching. Which is a central part of the game. The reality is the publisher was never going to get away with releasing a game that had so many issues. Gamers would not allow that to happen, and it was gamers that uncovered these loose links. After paying good money for the game, they would expect a completed title. One which gives them what they payed for. However, profit has obviously clouded thinking, would have taken a serious beating.
505 Games have not let the blame fall solely on themselves, as they have pointed their fingers to developer Trickstar Games. Who 505 Games said were not able to tap into their years of development experience, and produce a modern cricket game.