Ashes Cricket 2013, tellement mauvais qu’il a été supprimé APRÈS sa mise en vente…

Par Fabio le

C’est une anecdote sublimo-pathétique qui a été rapportée par RPS : le jeu Ashes Cricket 2013, simili-simulation de cricket, a été purement et simplement retiré des points de vente dans lesquels il était distribué. L’éditeur 505 Games a mis en ligne un communiqué dans lequel il explique que le jeu était… trop mauvais.

Le communiqué ci-dessous est assez incroyable de franchise. Il est quand même un peu moche. Voire super moche. Car 505 Games déclare ouvertement que le développeur du jeu a fait n’importe quoi. Il
n’aurait pas su répondre aux attentes et aux exigences de l’éditeur, ni relever les challenges qui se sont dressés devant lui (au sujet du moteur graphique notamment),et ce, malgré les délais de développement accordés par l’éditeur.

505 Games s’excuse auprès de tous les partenaires, mais aussi auprès des acheteurs, qui seront contactés pour un possible remboursement. Comme nos confrères de RPS, on se demande quand même bien comment Ashes Cricket 2013 a pu voir le jour (sur Steam, avant de disparaître) s’il était aussi mauvais…

Le communiqué ci-dessous :

“As most people who have followed the project closely can affirm, the development of Ashes Cricket 2013 has been fraught with challenges almost from the outset. The chosen developer, even with their many years of cricket game development experience, was unable to overcome the unexpected challenges that the chosen game engine threw up, even with multiple extensions to the development schedule. At the start of the project, 505 Games received all assurances from the developer that the engine was up to the task of creating a dynamic, cutting-edge cricket game for the modern age across multiple platforms, and unfortunately those assurances were found to be misplaced.

The net result of the challenges we have faced was a game which, despite our best efforts over the course of a 2 year development, couldn’t meet the quality benchmarks of either us, our licensors or our customers. 505 Games’ main priority right now is to protect the Ashes name and that of the ECB and Cricket Australia, and do what we can to recompense the cricket community.

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.”

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