More than 10 years after the last installment, EA Sports Cricket is ready to get back in full force in 2019.
The last version of the game, EA Sports Cricket 2007, has allegedly sold more than 50 million copies and is still played by some 15 million customers today.
One of the problems of the old version was the lack of licenses from some countries like India, which is an aspect EA is going to address for the new version of their cricket title.
According to Sportskeeda’s source, EA Sports declared the following. “The board is currently contemplating on how to move forward with the cricket game. We did a market study and realized that close to 15 million people still play the game, even after we stopped producing in 2007. It only makes sense for us to acknowledge a strong potential there. Our primary objective if the game comes out in 2019, will be to acquire ICC and BCCI rights for the players.”
If you aren’t a cricket expert, BCCI stands for Board of Control for Cricket in India, while ICC is the acronym forInternational Cricket Council.
EA Sports also continued with some more details “The game will be distinctly different from the previous editions, and will include a narrative similar to [FIFA’s] The Journey, where a budding player will begin his career in a country of his choice. All domestic competitions including Big Bash, Indian Premier League (IPL) will also be included.”