The company announced on Wednesday that it will change its name to Konami’s “Pro Evolution Soccer” (PES) video game series. FIFA’s rival renamed “eFootball” nowFree to play“. In other words, games like “Fortnight” or “Rocket League” can be played for free on most sites (consoles, smartphones and computers). The new version will come “in the fall”.
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In Release, Konami says eFootball is “the new global brand for a global audience” and is only available in digital form. In addition, the game will use Unreal Engine, one of the most popular software among video game makers.
Thanks to the highly developed football machine, the animation system has also been revised, ”says Konami.
According to the company, “FC Barcelona, Juventus, FC Bayern, Manchester United and other teams will be available for free at the start”. However, “in the future, some game modes” will be sold separately in DLC format (abbreviations for “Downloadable content“,” Downloadable content “(in Portuguese)), improves the video game maker.
Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. will be “global ambassadors of football”. In addition, Konami reveals that footballers Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique have been “closely involved in development as official advisors to the offensive and defensive game, respectively.”
From the beginning of autumn until the end of winter, “eFootball” will have the opportunity to play in online tournaments between different platforms, the “Build Your Own Team” system and many other sports.
The first game was released in 2001 under the name “Pro Evolution Soccer”. However, at the time, it was the only title offered in Europe. In other regions, such as Asia, the video game has been called “world football.” The last launched “PES” was the PES2020, which was released in September 2019.
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