Cricket 22 has been announced, and the countdown is well and truly on to the start of the Ashes series.
For those wanting to get their hands on the game - here's all the pre-order info you need.
Cricket 22 will be released on Thursday, 25 November.
Pre-orders on Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox have had access to Cricket 22 'The Nets Challenge' from mid-October 2021.
This offers fans "early access to part of the Cricket 22 gameplay experience, including nets and training games, ensuring that by the day of release they’ll be ready to take on the best in the world."
Fans that buy the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be able to upgrade for free when they purchase the new generation of hardware.
Good news for Switch fans too, as Cricket 22 for Nintendo Switch will be available in January 2022.
The Pre-order Bundle is already available from the Microsoft and PS Stores.
It costs £49.99 / AU$99.95 and includes the "The Nets Challenge" which gives you the opportunity to utilise the "iconic" MCG nets ahead of release.
It will also allow you to enter the Online leaderboards in a batting mini-game for points.
The Nets Challenge appears to be live already, giving all the more reason to pre-order and test out the new gameplay!
While the teaser trailer on Big Ant Studios' social media gave little away, we did see the platforms that the game should be available on.
Both next-gen consoles are included, so we could see the best graphics ever from a cricket game this year.
Nintendo Switch has also been included which could make for some all-action fun at home and on the go.
Full list of platforms:
- Xbox One
- Xbox Series X|S
- PlayStation 4
- PlayStation 5
- Nintendo Switch
Next Gen Enhancements
The official Microsoft store page states:
"The best-looking cricket ever; Cricket 22 takes full advantage of the capabilities of the latest generation of hardware.
"Not only does the game load with blinding speed, getting you into the action more quickly than ever before, it also includes a full suite of visual updates, including incredible real-time ray tracing elements, providing the most visually realistic game of cricket ever seen."
The graphics on Cricket 19 weren't bad - but still left a lot to be desired - so it will be interesting to see how Cricket 22 shapes up, with Big Ant yet to properly show off this year's gameplay.
We expect the above improvements to just come to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, but we may have to wait until launch to find out for sure.
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