When it comes to sports sims, cricket often gets shunted in to the same stadium as rugby. Both have characteristics that are awkward to digitally translate into the gaming world.
That never stops them though, as enough of us love their turfed antics and cant get enough of them when the big tournaments come around. We are in the middle of the cricket season so lets take a look at the Ashes Cricket 2013 system requirements...
Ashes Cricket 2013 Minimum System Requirements
OS: Win Vista, Win 7 or Win 8
CPU: Intel i3 or AMD A6 or above
RAM: 2 GB RAM
GPU RAM: 512MB, Shader model 3.0+ graphics card
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 400 / ATI Radeon 6000 series
DX: 9.0c Direct X
HD: 11 GB available space
Note that it looks like you will need Windows Vista OS or higher and a pretty powerful processor as minimum requirements to get Ashes Cricket 2013 running on your PC. We would certainly encourage you to report your findings regarding the CPU requirement should you get to play Ashes Cricket 2013 before we do.
Ashes Cricket 2013 was due out at the end of June (22nd) but a couple of days before this date it was announced as delayed until July.
The actual Ashes Cricket tournament , hosted by England, began on July 10th. So the game missed the start of its tournament namesake and that must have some series impact on its potential sales. It is now looking likely that Ashes Cricket will not even release in July, with only a few days left until we get to August. The final game in the Ashes series this year is August 25th, so lets hope the Ashes Cricket 2013 game releases in time for its own party.
Despite the delay we cant help but feel sorry for Ashes Cricket 2013 the game. Sports like Cricket have strong followings but only a few supporting titles and deserve a chance. Sure these titles often get bowled out for a duck but the interest spurs on the development of the next better title in their series. If the title fails to even turn up in time for its own hype the sport as a whole is likely to get a serious setback when it comes to games.