Ashes Cricket 2013 cancelled, 505 Games to refund Steam customers

After releasing Ashes Cricket 2013 on Steam and then pulling it following negative feedback from customers, 505 Games has now cancelled the game altogether.

The publisher said the following in a statement sent to our sister publication MCV UK.

As most people who have followed the project closely can affirm, the development of Ashes Cricket 2013 has been fraught with challenges almost from the outset. The chosen developer, even with their many years of cricket game development experience, was unable to overcome the unexpected challenges that the chosen game engine threw up, even with multiple extensions to the development schedule. At the start of the project, 505 Games received all assurances from the developer that the engine was up to the task of creating a dynamic, cutting-edge cricket game for the modern age across multiple platforms, and unfortunately those assurances were found to be misplaced.”

Head over to the MCV UK story here for the complete statement, which ends with 505 promising to issue refunds to those who purchased the game from Steam during the short period that it was available.

It’s bad news for cricket fans, but you may not have to wait too long for your cricket gaming fix. Big Ant Studios’ Don Bradman Cricket 14 is inching closer towards release, and is looking quite promising.

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