The “PES” series was renamed “eFootball”, Free and cross-platform
Players who like to play football games know that over the years it has been mainly controlled by two series, one is EA’s FIFA series, and the other is KONAMI’s PES series. Players familiar with the KONAMI’s PES will probably understand that the “PES” series has a history of 25 years and has two different names. The Japanese version is called “Winning Eleven” and the European version is called Pro Evolution Soccer (referred to as PES), but later gradually adopted the name of the European version.
However, the “PES” series will become history in the future. The future is neither “Winning Eleven” nor “Pro Evolution Soccer”. Konami announced that the “PES” series will be renamed “eFootball”, and the game will be converted to F2P free mode. It will become a free game with only a digital version. It is officially called the next-generation free football simulation game platform.
“eFootball” will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC (Win 10 and Steam), iOS, and Android this fall. The game content will be updated regularly every year. As time goes by, more teams, game modes, and cross-platform connections will be added, but players on mobile platforms need to use a handle to play against players on other platforms. The new game is also the first work in the series made with Unreal Engine, and a new motion matching system has been added. Konami hopes that the new game will also perform well on the mobile platform.
In the official trailer for “eFootball” released by Konami, there are Messi, Neymar, Iniesta, and Pique. A day ago, Konami just announced that Neymar has become an ambassador for KONAMI football games including “eFootball”.