It is learned that the team’s main motive is to release the game across all platforms in 2019 and for that, they will have to take receipt of two important boards such as the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the other is the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). As per the analysis, the game has never lost its sheen as still over 15 million fans play the game.
Electronic Arts (EA) Sports spokespersons have had talks with India’s Cricket Board relating this matter and they are confident that everything will go smoothly in the times to come. The EA team will target India for sales and this time it will need player ethics.
“It’s no secret that India will be our primary sector of sales, and this time if we do venture back into the market, it will be with player rights. Our representatives have already had meetings with BCCI members, let’s see how talks progress.”
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EA Sports Cricket CEO Andrew Wilson emphasized the fact that the boards in the parts of Asia. “Andrew (Wilson) strongly believes that the governing body in the sub-continent have to be supportive of the game. Hence, we are currently attempting to figure that out.”
The upcoming edition will be rigged with completely different features when compared to the previous versions of the game.“The game will be distinctly different from the previous editions and will include a narrative similar to The Journey, where a budding player will begin his career in a country of his choice. All domestic competitions including Big Bash, Indian Premier League (IPL) will also be included.”
EA team is having a great deal to do talk to all parties to get the all important rights inclusive of player rights as well which will drive them to reach greater heights. “We are currently talking to all parties who can help us acquire these rights. For the India deal, we have an office in Hyderabad which is coordinating this matter. As I said, it’s very important for us to get the player rights, only then will we move forward. EA doesn’t want a repeat of 2007.”