The Games Cabin - Konami is releasing Pro Evolution Soccer 2016: Free to Play. Most won’t really mind, but it’ll still feel like a bit of a kick in the teeth considering the full game itself hasn’t been out all that long.
Makes the most sense for them. Fifa just kills it here in the UK, and assumedly everywhere in Europe. PES reviewed higher but it will never catch up with EA while fifa games have that title. Although if it was me i'd have waited until pes 17 to avoid pissing people off further
the only reason fifa sells more is because of licencing and possibly presentation. before i used to have time to sit down and edit option files and import data and assign kit layouts, logos, etc but nowadays even though it only takes couple of hours, i just cant go through it anymore. it does take a little away from the game but ive come to overlook that. and when you do, PES2016 is clearly better than FIFA. gameplay is miles better than fifa and graphics, while debatable, IMO pes looks better. as for free-to-play, thats fine as long as they dont start shafting you on small things like balls and kits, etc etc. i bought PES 2016 and this news doesnt upset me. i paid for a full game and anything that they will be doing in microtransactions will most probably release via option files anyways made by the community. so if people really wanted to, they could find the time to install it.
Not a good idea. I am thinking they are testing the water for a future full of microtransaction games.
Maybe them making future PES titles free-to-play with same quality (consoles quality), could be a good move. They can grow market-share significantly. Imagine Fifa 17 releasing as free to play, you choose one league for free, which you can play with as much as you want, and they can sell the others for like $5 each.
could this not be related to the mobile market?
@moldybread i did not even consider that, the tags did not mention mobile but it could be.
haha release game and your naked with no nets and ball. buy net £1 buy a ball £1,then every so many games ball pops so have to buy a new one.
Pay per Kick?
Pay per ball. Only in a pack of 10 for $5 each.
What the f*** ?
My first thought as well. Really weird.
Free2Play usually means Pay2Win
On a complete side note I'm more bothered with this screen shot. Juventus vs France? With Tevez still at Juve? Mind blown.
"The ball is about to cross the line for a goal. Please pay £1.99 to continue the game with a goal to your side, cancel to have this goal disallowed" You heard it here first!
I made John Terry unbeatable as a top scorer after i improve his stats more than Ronaldo's, and for that i spent US$ 20.
looks like i'm downloading it then. i really don't buy full game because i'm not like interested in campaign as such. i can do with a demo.. lol. when i play against my friends it's only offline so i've as a gamer stopped buying full football games.
Is an big microtransaction package with an minor game in.
This could be a very good idea for them. NFL 2K never got much of a look until k5 when they made it $20. Once people tried it they realized what crap madden is a madden sales still haven't fully recovered. It's supposedly the better game but old habits die hard. But many more will try it for free. Next year make it $39 and hope people convert.
with all teams , or every team is a DLC :v
Free to play Huh? Paying to win is going to be funny. God forbid you will be able to put the refs on a payroll.
I don't see the issue. they will microtransaction it to death and people will be glad they were able to pay $50-60 and get the full game unlocked.
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