• October 21, 2021

Big Ant Studios have announced on their official website that they will be releasing the long-awaited Cricket 22 : The Official Game Of The Ashes this November. Big Ant Studios describe Cricket 22 as the most robust and substantial game of Cricket that fans will ever see.

Earlier in 2021, we covered the news of Nacon acquiring Big Ant Studios in a whopping $54.8 million deal which might have some positive impact on their current games series like Cricket and AO Tennis.

Cricket 22 Features:

  • Official licenses of competitions; Big Bash T20, The Hundred, Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and fully-licensed International teams – Australia, England, The West Indies, New Zealand and Ireland.
  • All-new bowling and fielding controls; whether it’s a feisty fast bouncer, or the satisfying “snap” as you hurl the ball from the infield for a precision run-out, Cricket 22 features refined, tight controls that enable you to play your best game of cricket.
  • A deep, narrative-driven career mode; you are in control on and off the field. You manage your training and press conferences, deal with injuries, and decide your path towards international glory!
  • It’s the most accessible cricket game yet; New to Cricket? Cricket 22 makes it easier to get into the game than ever before, with a completely overhauled series of tutorials and first-time user experience. Cricket 22 is the most detailed simulation of the sport that Big Ant has ever created, and thanks to these tutorials we’ll have you out there batting and bowling like a pro in no time.
  • An all-new commentary team; Cricket 22 brings a star-studded commentary team, featuring Michael Atherton, Ian Healy, Mel Jones, Alison Mitchell and David Gower. Every shot will be called with greater depth and analysis than ever before, and for the first time ever in a sports game, there will be an all-women commentary team, further deepening the representation of women in the Cricket 22 experience.
  • The best-looking cricket ever; Cricket 22 takes full advantage of the capabilities of the latest generation of hardware. Not only does the game load with blinding speed, getting you into the action more quickly than ever before, it also includes a full suite of visual updates, including incredible real-time ray tracing elements, providing the most visually realistic game of cricket ever seen.
Melbourne Cricket Ground with dynamic weather in Cricket 22.

Cricket 22 PC System Requirements

The PC system requirements haven’t officially been revealed yet but when they have (around mid October when pre-orders will begin) we’ll be updating this column of the article. For now, I’ll mention the Cricket 19 System Requirements.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 (x64) or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-3210 / AMD Athlon II X4 555
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 6670 or NVIDIA Geforce GT710 with Min 2GB Memory
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller Required

Recommended System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (x64)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4200 / AMD Phenom II X4 970
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 390X or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 with minimum 2GB Memory
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller Required

Update: Cricket 22 will have FULL Keyboard and Mouse support as confirmed by the Big Ant Studios’ CEO Ross Symons on Twitter. So even if you don’t have a controller, you can still play Cricket 22! (Although we do recommend a controller for playing the game!)

Cricket 22 Release Date

Cricket 22 releases on 25 November 2021. Pre-orders on Steam (PC), PlayStation (PS4 and PS5) and Xbox (Xbox One & S/X) will have access to Cricket 22 THE NETS CHALLENGE from mid-October 2021, which gives fans early access to part of the Cricket 22 gameplay experience, including nets and training games, ensuring that by the day of release they’ll be ready to take on the best in the world.

In further great news, fans that buy the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be able to upgrade for free when they purchase the new generation of hardware.

Cricket 22 for Nintendo Switch will be available in January 2022.