With World Cricket Championship 3 for Android and iOS getting an esports mode earlier in the month, IGN India was fortunate to talk to PR Rajendran. He’s the CEO and Founder of World Cricket Championship 3 developer, Nextwave Multimedia.
Rajendran had, in a previous conversation, said that the team had ambitions to bring its games to PC and that the work its currently doing on the mobile version could help Nextwave make that transition.
“Whatever we are doing now in mobile, it can lend itself very easily on PC,” he says. “We just need to take the call. Right now there is a lot of production. In fact the build we’re working on right adds a lot of content into the game. As long as we progress the product, we’re progressing everywhere.”
He points to the number of animations and cut-scenes World Cricket Championship 3 has right now, claiming that the studio has the competition beat, even if they’re on other platforms.
“The idea is to deliver close to console and PC quality in our upcoming builds for May and June,” he says. “By June we will have a very high quality game. Our game has the most animation or cut-scenes than any PC or console game out there…we’ve counted the animations and we’re way ahead of them. You could see a lot of realism in the builds that are coming forth.
And there’s so much of production that’s already ready and has not got into the game. Till June we will be busy enabling these in the game. We already have more visuals than any other game out there be it PC or console. Lot of this that we’re doing makes us closer to our dream of building the PC and console version.”
It will be interesting to see how this pans out and what shape it takes. The last made-in-India cricket game on PC ICC Pro Cricket 2015 from Disney India just before it shuttered operations a mere six months later.
That said, World Cricket Championship 3 is by far India’s most popular cricket game on Android and iOS with over 35 million downloads last year while the series as a whole has garnered 155 million downloads since its inception. Perhaps that goodwill with carry over to the eventual PC release.