As announced yesterday, Planetcricket has been passed information on the forthcoming release of EA's next game in their cricketing franchise
This thread will be used to publish our findings
So to start it off, the first bit of info passed to us by our EA source on Cricket 2007 (no confirmation of title yet so until we know, Cricket 2007 will be used) concerns the human batting model:
Inside Info: No 1
Precision Batting Control - alternatively the 'Century Stick': This is a superb feature ... one that changes the whole way that the game feels dramatically.
Full control over shot selection, shot placement, and shot timing on the r. analog stick
Precision Control. Shot placement now fully analog (360 degrees) allowing precise shot placement.
Variable shot power. Push the stick out for full power, or push the ball around through less stick movement when you play the shot. Particularly useful when defensive fields are set as the ball can be pushed into the outfield for 1s and 2s.
Lofting the ball mapped to L1.
Coming down the wicket mapped to R1
Highly intuitive control system for pick up and play.
Choose either Auto-Foot selection for the new user or Manual-Foot Selection for a more simulation cricket experience. This is especially good when using the Analog Stick Batting in tandem with Manual Foot Selection.
It should be noted these control obviously relate to a game/joy pad; Planetcricket is still trying to obtain info as to how the above would work on a keyboard
More news on Cricket 2007 will be posted here as and when we get it ![/b]
so i just been to the planetcricket.net website to see if any more news of blic had been released since i was on holiday (still havnt checked) but cricket 2007 has been announced. sounds alright, wouldnt mind a release date or a couple of screenies but oh well
there is a q&a with the producer (or something) here i hope to add more info when i find it