India, which is home to millions of gamers and with more than 600 million people following cricket like a religion, it is inevitable for cricket games to eventually game more prominence. Adding to this cricket frenzy, JetSynthesys’ Nautilus has launched the latest offering of their popular gaming franchise – Real Cricket™2022.
With over 205 million lifetime downloads, the newest game in the franchise will further bolster their growth trajectory. The game offers unrivalled realism with real-life-sized stadiums, motion-captured animations, and manual fielding, making it a must-have for any cricket enthusiast. Adding more drama and excitement to the on-field action, legendary commentators Sanjay Manjrekar, Aakash Chopra, Vivek Razdan, Danny Morrisson, and Lisa Sthalekar have been brought in. Additionally, players can also map their desired shots to suit their unique batting style using the Shot Map section in the game.
Speaking on the launch, Anuj Mankar – CEO, Nautilus Mobile App, said, “Real Cricket™, has the potential to be India’s esports export to the world and with Nautilus Mobile being ranked as the #1 grossing simulation-based cricket gaming franchise across the globe – it is our responsibility to provide an unmatched experience to players. Real Cricket™ 2022 is more real than ever giving the players an immersive experience with a complete engine overhaul. We are positive that the players will enjoy the more challenging and in-depth gameplay like they always do. It is impossible to replicate the physical skills required of the real sport on the mobile phone but what is possible is to replicate the mental and strategic skills required. It is with this vision that we have created multiple elements to truly push the limits of cricket simulation on the phone and throwing is further down the e-sports spectrum.”
Talking about the launch, Rajan Navani, Founder and CEO, JetSynthesys, said, “In the esports landscape, there is a constant conversation around casual games, mid-core, and core games. Skill-based cricket gaming especially has immense headroom for development owing to the mass popularity of cricket and mobile gaming. Taking cognizance of this fact, we are indeed excited to launch Real Cricket™ 2022. The all-new avatar will elevate the gaming experience and will have players coming back for more. We believe Real Cricket™ – the game and championship – will attract more viewers and position cricket as a credible skill-based gaming option.”
Since 2014, Real Cricket has become synonymous with mobile cricket gaming and has become the most preferred simulation-based cricket gaming franchise in the world on handheld devices. The game has also won multiple awards in the past including the Most Competitive Game of Google Play’s Best Games of 2018, India Gaming Week Sports & Debut game of the year 2015, People’s Choice Game of The Year – 2014, and People’s Choice Indie Game of The Year – 2013.
Nautilus Mobile is currently ranked the #1 grossing simulation-based cricket gaming franchise in the world having recorded over 210 million. The combined in-app revenue share of JetSynthesys’ Real Cricket and Sachin Saga franchises commands 65% market share compared to 35% held by the nearest competitor since April 2019, according to App Annie. As recently as February, a national level esports tournament was held on its previous rendition Real Cricket 20 which garnered over 100,000 participants. The tournament lasted 4 months concluding with a National final where a prize pool of Rs 20 Lakh was distributed amongst the winners.
In August, as part of Google Play’s 10-year anniversary, Real Cricket was featured in the “Games that Inspire on Google Play” – one of only 3 Indian made games to feature in the coveted list. Real Cricket 22 quickly climbed to No 1 in Top Free Games List on Apple App Store upon launch.