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Cricket 22 delayed over cover star’s lewd photos

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Video games are often delayed for a variety of reasons. Maybe they’re just not ready, perhaps there’s another big game launching on the same date, or maybe there’s another business reason. For Cricket 22, it’s being delayed because its cover star sent photos of their private parts. 

In 2018, Australian cricket captain Tim Paine sent a nude photo and “lewd messages” to a former colleague. An investigation into the incident ruled that the exchanges were “consensual”, but the woman who received the messages lodged a complaint, which sparked a debate about the results of the investigation. 

While the incident happened a few years ago now, the scandal has just been brought to the attention of the public. Paine has since stepped down from his role as captain, but he will still play for Australia against England in the Ashes tournament. 

Cricket 22 developer Big Ant released a statement about the controversy: 

“Hello cricket fans!

We know you’re excited to get your hands on Cricket 22 – The Official Game Of The Ashes.

We’re every bit as keen to get the game to you, as the team has been working incredibly hard to make what we believe is our greatest title yet.

Unfortunately, factors beyond our control have meant that we need to update the game’s cover art, other visuals and team lists. There was a critical day 1 patch that players will need to enjoy the full Cricket 22 experience that has consequently needed to be revoked. The new patch won’t be ready for release until December 2.

As a result, we have made the difficult decision to delay the game’s release by a week for all platforms both physical and digital. This is the first time Big Ant Studios have ever had to delay a game release, but we find ourselves in an unprecedented position. Everyone at Big Ant Studios would like to thank our fans and supporters for understanding our need to do this, ensuring the game is as full and authentic a cricket experience as is possible.

We will update you with further details soon. In the meantime, circle December 2 on the calendar!

We can’t wait to see you out there on the field.

Ross Symons, CEO, and the Big Ant team.” 

Pat Cummins will replace Paine as the cover star for Cricket 22

Thanks, Kotaku

Written by Kirk McKeand on behalf of GLHF.

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