WATCH: PES Rebranded To ‘eFootball’ As Free-To-Play Moves Forward

 

Say goodbye to PES, as Konami has confirmed that the series will now be known as ‘eFootball’ from now on…

 

 

This year’s game will be released in autumn, will be free-to-play, and will only be available digitally – so there won’t be any physical copies. ‘eFootball’ will launch on all consoles, including PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One, as well as Windows 10 and PC before making its way to IOS and Android!

 

 

At launch, cross-generation matchmaking will be available and when winter rolls around, that will progress to complete cross-platform play so that Xbox and PlayStation players may mix it up.

 

 

Upon release, huge clubs like Barcelona, Juventus, FC Bayern, and Manchester United will be playable thanks to Konami’s official licensing contracts! Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr have also been drafted in as ambassadors for eFootball, with Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta named as ‘official advisors’.

 

 

An official reveal trailer was shared on YouTube alongside a detailed roadmap for the next few months under a new name and branding. The first game under their banner will use Unreal Engine and include an all-new technology called ‘Motion Matching’.

 

 

As Konami shared, ‘The system provides more than four times as many animations as before, achieving highly realistic movement. Motion Matching will be utilised across all eFootball platforms, including last-gen consoles, PCs and mobile.’

 

 

Although free, some game modes not yet named will be used as optional downloadable content.

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