Konami renamed PES to eFootball – next game will be shareware and will be released only in digital

Konami has announced that the next game in the series Pro Evolution Soccer (previously Winning eleven) will be called eFootballThe project will go to shareware distribution model and will be released exclusively in online stores PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series… Later, they promise a release for iOS and Android.

The new game is being developed on Unreal Engine 4 and will offer users crossplay between all systems.

Main details:

  • 9 clubs and friendly matches between two generations of consoles will be available at the start;
  • By mid-fall, the game will feature online leagues, team building mode (formerly myClub), and crossplay between PC and consoles. Then they promise to introduce Match Pass – the local analogue of the “battle pass”;
  • in winter, tournaments and crossplay between all platforms will be added: mobile users will need a gamepad.

In the future, Konami plans to add a variety of content and game modes to eFootball, some of which will be paid.

With the departure from FOX Engine, the developers were able to implement Motion Matching, which “converts a wide range of player movements on the pitch into a series of animations, choosing the most accurate one in real time.” This technology was boasted by EA at the time of the FIFA 22 announcement.

More details about the game Konami promises to tell in August.



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