Disney India launches World Cup video game

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | February 09, 2015
Titled 'ICC Pro Cricket 2015', the PC game has cut-down versions available for smartphones and DTH platforms.

Disney India's Interactive business has announced the launch of the official video game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, titled 'ICC Pro Cricket 2015', for PCs, with cut-down versions for smartphones and DTH platforms.

The objective is to give users around the world a taste of the real world of cricket.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

The game was launched at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) amidst much fanfare with renowned names from the world of cricket - Brett Lee and Harsha Bhogle.

'ICC Pro Cricket 2015' is an offering from Indiagames, one of the key brands in Disney India's Interactive business, which is into developing cricket-based games for global audiences. In the past, Indiagames has developed cricket games such as 'Cricket Fever Challenge', 'World Cup Cricket Fever' and 'Cricket T20 Fever'.

For 'ICC Pro Cricket 2015', Indiagames has developed "as close to real" simulation gaming experiences. It is equipped with two gameplay cameras and over 25 in-game camera angles. The game is packed with a "super immersive" gameplay, "stunning" graphics and multiple play modes, making the gameplay experience as close to the real game on-ground as possible, for PC, mobile and DTH users, the company says.

L to R: Harsha Bhogle, Brett Lee, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Campbell Jamieson at the unveiling ceremony

In the game, users can earn, trade and collect players to create their own fantasy team, and pit them against the world's best players. The gamers also have the opportunity to play with 14 official ICC World Cup 2015 teams from the tournament with real players like MS Dhoni, Michael Clarke, James Anderson and others.

Campbell Jamieson - ICC General Manager, Commercial, says, "Globally, Disney is one of the biggest names in entertainment and has a long history of great quality. The ICC is very excited to welcome Disney India on board for this brand new video game. We hope fans around the world will enjoy playing and interacting with the game, using all the features it has to offer, and that it will serve as a great accompaniment to the main event."

Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director, Disney India, adds, "The Interactive Business of Disney India has produced an incredible game which sets the benchmark for cricket-based games globally. Cricket is amongst one of the most popular sports not just in India, but across the world, and the ICC Cricket World Cup is the biggest possible celebration of the sport. We appreciate the support we have received from the ICC to be able to present this world-class game to cricket fans on the occasion of the World Cup 2015!"

"We are set out to build cricket as a franchise in the world of gaming. Our latest offering - 'ICC Pro Cricket 2015', a real cricket simulation game with high quality gameplay and superior visual experience to our global audiences, is just the beginning of our journey. We hope cricket lovers enjoy playing this game as much as they enjoy the ICC Cricket World Cup," says Sameer Ganapathy, VP and head, Interactive - Disney India.

ICC Pro Cricket 2015 will be available on PCs and mobile phones (on iOS and Android) across India and other select international markets closer to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. PC users will be able to download the game from for a flat cost of USD$ 9.99. For smartphones, it is a freemium game which will allow users to download the game for free.