Much like the sport that it’s based upon, Ashes Cricket 2013 will be standing around in its whites for a few more months. 505 Games has decided to hold back the sleepy simulator until November, due to the title not meeting quality expectations. It will now deploy alongside the second Ashes series, which is set to be played in Australia throughout the aforementioned month.

A candid Tim Woodley, vice president of global brand and marketing at 505 Games, explained: “We all had high hopes of bringing out a stellar cricket game during the first leg of this unprecedented Ashes year. But the fact of the matter is, we took a long hard look at the game as it stands, and decided that it simply wasn’t good enough in its current state. It was simply not worthy of the Ashes name.”

Exactly how much developer Trickstar will be able to fix over the coming months remains to be seen, but we suppose that both companies deserve kudos for holding the product back until its ready to release. Still, we think that we’d rather play Paint Drying 2013 and Sheep Counting 2013 over this. Few things in life are more soul-sappingly dull than cricket.

[via vg247.com]