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Don Bradman Cricket 17 revealed, out in December

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You probably won’t believe me, but I actually enjoy watching cricket. Specifically fast-paced one day internationals and even quicker games from the 20/20 pro leagues. There’s something incredibly magical about watching a fella smack a dangerously quick heavy ball hurtling towards his face with a specialised 2×4 plank.

Thing is, the digital side of cricket has been woefully untapped over recent years. EA got run out after a few attempts to make cricket popular on console and PC, with further attempts being unlicensed instalments that featured the likes of cricket legends such as Shane Warts, Sasha Tender-looker and ABCD Villiers.

And then there was Don Bradman Cricket which hit the scene in 2014 and delivered an entire over of damn good cricketing action. Or as our review described it:

Don Bradman Cricket 14 is a pleasure to play and the different difficulty levels will hopefully have you hooked for years to come. I’m personally hoping the sales are strong and the sequel keeps the base experience and ramps up the graphics, adding a bit of polish to mitigate the small hiccups.

Time for a sequel then, to bury Ashes Cricket 2013 even further into the ground. Big Ant Studios has announced Don Bradman Cricket 17, which will be out this December. According to IGN Oz, Don Bradman Cricket 17 will feature new lighting systems, photo-realistic skin tones and more control depth to the setup. No word yet on a proper sledging system to hurl all manner of obsceneties at the opposition so that you can break their mental game.

Anyone who played Don Bradman Cricket in 2014 and upgrades, will be able to import their characters into this sequel. “The first Don Bradman Cricket got us off to a great start, providing players with an authentic, exciting game of cricket that allowed them to feel like they were standing in the middle of the oval, right on the pitch,” Big Ant CEO Ross Symons said to IGN.

Now, we’re taking that realism further with the advanced new engine we have developed this year.

In addition to that, Don Bradman Cricket Academy also launched this week on Steam. How’s that for some weekend entertainment?

Last Updated: May 27, 2016

14 Comments

  1. Yay! The sequel is coming to PC… it wasn’t going to.

    However I may not get it 😛

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    • Ottokie

      May 27, 2016 at 11:06

      *Confusion intensifies

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        May 27, 2016 at 11:09

        I have DBC14, so DBC17 will have to be REALLY good to get me to buy it.

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        • HairyEwok

          May 27, 2016 at 12:39

          DBC…. Dragon Ball C!

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 27, 2016 at 11:09

        If you want confusion make someone from the US watch cricket

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        • Ghost In The Rift

          May 27, 2016 at 11:11

          Get them US people to shout “BALL!!!!” with every delivery HAHA!!

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          May 27, 2016 at 11:12

          I saw some Americans TRYING to play DBC14… was so terrible.

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        • Ramesh Verma

          June 3, 2016 at 08:28

          Do not care 🙂

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  2. jGLZA

    May 27, 2016 at 11:04

    Sweet! Bradman 14 was really good.

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  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 27, 2016 at 11:10

    I hope it has IPL

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      May 27, 2016 at 11:13

      Depends on if they got the licenses, which are kak expensive.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 27, 2016 at 11:18

        Oh yeah… pity

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  4. Mark

    May 27, 2016 at 11:55

    The steam demo is totally appalling. It’s got exactly the same graphics settings as db14 and can’t do 4K. At 2560×1600 the grqphic models are the worst you will have seen for around 15 years, maybe longer.
    They looks like ithey would on a 486 if that.
    If the demo is a taste of things to come then avoid this. I had db14 on PS3 then ps4. It was released without the devs even testing it. There was a gamebreaking bug that made the game unplayable for two weeks until patched.
    The ps4 port was identical to the PS3 and no effort had been made at all to utilise the extra power of the ps4.
    And now we have a new game with maybe the worst demo of all,time.
    The devs of this game seem to have complete contempt for their customers. Their games are premium priced ans not fit to even call budget games, they seem to put no effort into games testing at all.
    I love cricket games but I’m going to miss this one after being conned twice already

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  5. Ramesh Verma

    June 3, 2016 at 08:27

    obviously there s a big improvement in graphics . will buy it for sure

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