Why no EA Sports Cricket?

EA Sports chimes in on why cricket has taken a backseat

July 3, 2013
EA Cricket

While EA Sports is the king of the sporting genre, there are a number of sports that have been overlooked for the last few years, cricket being one of them; and EA Sports has chimed in on the lack of the ole bat and ball simulation.

EA Sports’ Andrew Wilson was asked why the company doesn’t make a cricket game for emerging markets, even if it is a mobile game.

“A cricket game really needs the sub-continent to make it viable,” said Wilson. “And there is a series of barriers with respect to the economics, infrastructure, the disparity of mobile devices and services there.”

The EA Sports executive vice president did say that if the opportunity presents itself in the right territories, then a new game will be on the cards.

“At the point that comes together, absolutely we’ll do a cricket game,” added Wilson.

Wilson also mentioned that the previous Cricket games “weren’t all that great” and added that maybe there’s “a reinvention there at some time in the future.”

Wilson’s comments would likely to apply to the lack of other sports titles, such as the community’s long-desire to see a return of the EA Rugby franchise.

If you are looking for a cricket fix, 505 Games’ Ashes Cricket 2013 is scheduled for a release in July after being delayed.

Source: MVC

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