Melbourne, Australia-based developer Big Ant Studios has today revealed a swathe of new and updated features coming in December’s Don Bradman Cricket 17.
The full feature list includes a deeper career mode, more creation options, tweaked bowling and fielding play, and various presentation enhancements.
“We really wanted to approach Don Bradman Cricket 17 as a response to fan requests,” said Big Ant CEO Ross Symons in a statement.
“Each of the features that have been added or improved in this new game addresses our most frequently-requested updates.
We would like to thank all of our fans for the support over the years, and we can’t wait to get your thoughts on this latest release.
”We really wanted to approach Don Bradman Cricket 17 as a response to fan requests.
DBC 17’s enriched career mode will now see us begin our cricket careers at the local level, playing for teams in our chosen region before earning selection for domestic and international duty.
Teams will also be dynamic throughout our career saves rather than locked to a single line-up for the duration;
other players will shift about as they retire, suffer injuries, slump in form, or get selected for bigger things.
A new “Be a Pro” option brings with it the ability to play through career mode as an existing player, and we’ll also have the option to play through career mode controlling the whole team.
The new logo editor.
DBC 17 will also be brimming with new creation tools. In addition to the expanded character creation system,
DBC 17 will also boast a logo editor (which will allow players to recreate their own team logos and sponsorships on their uniforms and bats)
and a “full and comprehensive stadium creator mode that will allow players to recreate their own local cricket ground in-game.”
“It’s going to be a cricket sandbox, really. Essentially the stadium creator ties it all together.”
The stadium creator at work.
Big Ant has also explained spin bowling has been honed to be “more similar in execution to pace bowling” and fielders now have separate fielding attributes and skills.
There will be new mechanics for infield and slips catching and players who select wicket keepers “can look forward to having a more significant role in games.”
The commentary has reportedly been “vastly expanded” to support better responses to in-game events and feature “authentic banter between the commentators in the box”,
and Big Ant is also promising new graphs and stats will be included in the presentation.
Can’t wait until December? PC players can download the free nets mode for DBC 17 via Steam from today.
This is all info about the New Features Revealed for Don Bradman Cricket 17.
Luke is Games Editor at IGN’s Sydney office and he’s going to be making a whole heap of logos. You can find him on Twitter @MrLukeReilly.