UK publisher Codemasters has today announced International Cricket 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The title is in development at Australian studio Trickstar Games. This is the same duet that produced last year’s Ashes Cricket 2009.
The game will include several new features, such as a new action cam that will bring all the on-pitch drama into clear focus. In addition to the traditional “down the wicket” broadcasting view, players will now be able to control their batsmen and bowlers from a first-person perspective.
Batsmen will be able to use a feature called “power stick” that Codemasters say will give them “360° analogue power and direction control,” enabling “the widest selection of shots, from pushing quick singles to gaps in the field to risky shots and everything in between.”
The game will also feature online and local multiplayer.
International Cricket 2010 is licensed by Cricket Australia and the England and Wales Cricket Board to feature official player rosters and locations. There's also an expanded roster of 16 nations.
It will feature a player and squad editor, allowing players to tweak the name, stats and appearance of any player.
Codemasters has also released five screenshots including a close-up of Mitchell Johnson, which we’re calling “Styris cam.”
International Cricket 2010 is scheduled for release this winter – England’s summer.