Refunds to be issued to those who bought the game.
As previously reported 505 Games’ Ashes Cricket 2013 was removed from sale on Steam. The developer has now issued a statement regarding developer Trickstar’s inability to deliver.
The publisher issued a lengthy public statement on the matter. “As the licensee and publisher of name for Ashes Cricket 2013, 505 Games would like to apologise publicly and sincerely to our licensors, the ECB and Cricket Australia, and their respective partners/sponsors, who have been nothing but patient and supportive of us throughout the challenges this project has presented, and who, ultimately, we have let down.
“Our deepest apologies, however, are reserved for the fans of cricket and cricket games worldwide. 505 Games prides itself on being a safe pair of hands on which gamers of all tastes and denominations can rely to put their best foot forward to create compelling gaming experiences. It is clear that, in this instance, we have fallen way short of our stated aims and failed to deliver. We know that the mitigating factors, as highlighted above, hold little solace to the hordes of excited cricket fans worldwide who had hoped this year to be able to play out their fantasy of playing in the Ashes series.
“The people who purchased the game will be contacted very shortly with details of a full refund.”
Ashes Cricket 2013 has been in development for 2 years and apparently faced many problems despite Trickstar’s experience with cricket games.