Recent cricket video games have been all about the full-on details – and for some, that’s been a bit of a drag. Those who’ve been hanging out for a more arcade-tinged take on cricket should be happy then to know that Big Bash Boom looms.
Much like the real T20 thing, it’s set to aim itself at all of the family with a relatively simple pick-up-and-play vibe.
The officially licensed game will bring home both the KFC Big Bash League and Rebel Women’s Big Bash League, and has been developed by cricket game supremos Big Ant in association with Cricket Australia. We daresay the latter didn’t have much of a hand in the nuts and bolts coding of the thing.
Because it’s all official and stuff, all the teams and players that will feature in this year’s BBL and WBBL will be included, so we’ll be able to take control of our favourite players.
“Our previous cricket games, such as last year’s Ashes Cricket, have been known for being authentic, simulation style takes on the sport,” says Big Ant Studios CEO, Ross Symons. “We wanted to do something different with Big Bash Boom. Just as the BBL itself has grown to become Australia’s favourite family summer event, this is a game the whole family can jump into and have a great time with.”
Want more proof that they’re going for fun over sim? Big Bash Boom will feature all sorts of otherworldly stuff like a variety of balls ranging from beach balls to potatoes (!), and even the dancing duck will make an appearance. There’s no word on whether we’ll get the Addams Family theme between overs though.
Big Bash Boom will go bang from November 29 on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC.