With the impending release of our very own Aussie developer Big Ant Studios’ latest offering in Don Bradman Cricket 2017, we got the chance to catch up with Ross Symons, the Founder and CEO of Big Ant to discuss all things cricket, football, and the future of Australian games development.
Big Ant has taken on some large sporting franchises over the years, including AFL, Rugby League and the hugely successful Don Bradman Cricket. It’s incredibly difficult for these games to compete with the likes of FIFA and Madden.
“The biggest difference with Big Ant developing a game would definitely be licensing. Licensing would be a big help. We are taking on a lot of sports that EA won’t take on; if EA don’t do a sport, we’ll do that sport. So essentially for us, what we really need to do is leverage what we have into more sport; for example, we want to take on tennis next, so we’ll leverage ourselves from there.” said Symons.