505 Games has released the first gameplay footage of Ashes Cricket 2013 - and in the words of one disappointed fan, it looks "absolutely terrible".

The six second clip, which you can see above, was posted on Ashes Cricket 2013's official Vine earlier today, and shows a batsman hitting an off side shot.

More gameplay footage is expected to arrive soon.

The fate of Ashes Cricket 2013 still hangs in the balance despite the game initially being due to launch last month.

And it's looking increasingly likely that the game may not hit its revised July release window, either. The game has yet to pass certification on consoles, and 505 has yet to announce a final July release date.

Source: ashescricket2013.com