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Submitted by jjdoyle 960d ago | interview

PES hits back: Konami accuses FIFA of copying

"Jon Murphy has had enough. I can see it in his face as we sit down for our interview in Konami UK's Chiswick offices. And I can feel it in every answer he delivers to all the questions I put to him.
Perhaps it's not surprising. The Konami veteran has spent years as Pro Evolution Soccer European team leader banging the PES drum, but the last few have, by his own admission, been the most galling. As EA's FIFA series has pulled away from PES - the game so many of us played religiously "back in the day" before turning to the dark side at the beginning of this generation - he's had to accept second place. A distant second place. And doesn't everyone know it.", writes EuroGamer. (Dev, E3, Industry, Jon Murphy, PES 2013, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

jc48573  +   960d ago
I've always loved the quality of PES despite the lack of there of, but it's definitely understandable. I have a couple big soccer fanatic friends (I'm one of them) who prefer PES over FIFA any day.
Pintheshadows  +   960d ago
"I have a couple of big football fanatic friends".

There we are. I fixed that sentence for you.
Skateboard  +   960d ago
Oh noooooooo!!! : '''(
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Zangalou  +   960d ago
if FIFA copying, please do the same thing because your game suck since 5 years
Series_IIa  +   960d ago
PES missed their go at being king, they became to complacent in the PS2 days when PES was the better game and more popular, but then EA picked up their game and left PES trailing, way, way, way back in the dust.
cstyle  +   960d ago
I still say pes plays a better game of the sport. It seems that the teams in FIFA don't have different styles of play and pes goals are just more realistic. Fifa has them beat in graphics, animation, and commentary. I hope next gen we can at least get some realistic looking grass on the fields for once.
Pintheshadows  +   960d ago
PES5 was the last decent game in the series. Since then it's been statuesque like the Irish centre halfs against Spain and has shown no improvement or innovation. FIFA has left it 5 years behind. And whilst I used to think it had charm due to it's quirky nature, lack of official teams and comical AI it just isn't good enough anymore.

No one I know even plays PES now as, frankly, recent additions have been poor and unpolished.

And if you honestly think that PES resembles the beautiful game more than FIFA you've clearly never watched a game of football. I can't believe people (and Konami) honestly think that PES is good anymore. Talk about rose tinted glasses.

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