PES is dead! Hello to eFootball, free-to-play football!

This will disappoint a generation of players, who favored the PES license to its competitor, FIFA. Konami started a 180 degree turn by ending Pro Evolution Soccer as we know it. Indeed, Wednesday July 21, the Japanese publisher unveiled eFootball, a free-to-play title …

eFootball: evolution according to Konami

Completely revised and corrected, at all levels, including using the Unreal Engine, eFootball is the replacement for PES. A free-to-play football game, which will allow players on PC, consoles and mobile devices to compete against each other. The PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Windows 10, and PC Steam versions will launch this fall. Regarding iOS and Android, it will be for a little later …

Building on the solid foundations of the Unreal® Engine, which allowed us to rework player expressions in depth, we made changes to create a new football game engine that will power eFootball ™ for the coming years Says Seitaro Kimura, Producer of the eFootball ™ Series at Konami Digital Entertainment. ” Using the power of the new generation of consoles and working closely with elite footballers, eFootball ™ will deliver our most accurate and realistic gameplay yet. We’ll break it down next month, so stay tuned!

Here is the schedule of the software, officially unveiled by Konami:

Beginning of autumn:

  • A whole new gaming experience built with the Unreal® Engine

  • Cross-generation matchmaking (PlayStation®5 vs. Playstation®4, Xbox Series X | S vs. Xbox One)

  • Local matches with teams such as FC Barcelona, ​​Juventus, FC Bayern and Manchester United

Autumn :

  • Cross-platform matchmaking between consoles and PC (e.g. PlayStation®5 vs. Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation®5 vs. PC Steam®…)

  • A team building mode (name to be confirmed) which allows you to build your own team by acquiring players

  • An online Leagues mode (name to be confirmed) to have your team play in a competitive global league

  • A “Match Pass” system to win items and players by playing eFootball ™

Winter :

  • Compatibility with mobile controllers

  • Fully cross-platform matchmaking, including with the mobile version when using a compatible controller

  • Professional and amateur esports tournaments kick off

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