Pro Evolution Soccer is dead as Konami doubles down on eFootball.
Rest in peace. No football game will ever match the sheer fun of PS2 era PES.
The Golden Era, we desperately need a third player to help breath new life & fresh ideas cause these two"EA" are clearly running on fumes as far as I'm concern
The GOAT for sure!!!
Fifa Road to the world cup
Yeah, back then there was actually real competition between Fifa and PES now everyone just goes with Fifa.
It was I.S.S 64 for me, now that was a hella fun football game!
Agreed the speaker was amazing... Endless hours with friends..I still rember that you could add curve of your choice in long lofted passes...
True. But let's be real. PES has been trash for a while. Controls have been terrible for years now and all the focus is on animation rather than feel. There are no good major soccer games anymore.
PS1 era was even better.. my best floorball memories are from there.. world cup games as Well were fun. There were other football licenses as well and the competition was healthy and good
All sports games should follow this model, instead of annual releases making the gameplay .1% better. Many other cases have shown that this model works.
We need this model more than FIFA EA take notes.
Get ready for PES prices to skyrocket. Those are some of the best soccer games.
What are they thinking, changing the name...
Winning 11 -> Pro Evolution -> eFootball
You forgot ISS before they added the Pro Evo
@Fluke_Skywalker The pre 2008 PES stuffs are a bit varied due to different licenses, region and platforms. There were ISS, Goal Storm, ISS Pro, ISS Pro Evo, MLS GameNight ...
^^ also iss pro 98 but kudos to you, not many people remember goalstorm.
For as much I would love to believe that this move was made with the players in mind there is no way that Konami doesn't want to make a cent from the only francise which can compete and surpass FIFA on its own ground.So be ready to give some money either via a few microtransactions or some premium membership which grants access to some exclusive features. Baseline sport games are becoming a yearly cash grab and their small updates do not justify paying full price anymore. This being said I hope I am wrong all around and Konami is giving us the gift of a lifetime. Happy gaming you all. Ciao
The goal of "free to play" is always to make more money. Apex Legends has already earned 5 times more revenue than Titanfall 2 (sold for $ 60). That's the future we are heading and probably not even a bad one. I actually liked Warzone's approach (otherwise I would never have played this game), so you play the game for free and there's no need to spend money on skins or some operators. $ 10-20 is also quite reasonable for a Battle Pass. I think this is a win-win situation.
So, Konami is going to run with a FIFA knock off...
They should focus on a new mgs and let go of football EA already got a boring one
It's the fact the EA has a boring one that makes PES or e-football all the more necessary. I think the world deserves a good, fun football game. It is the largest sport in the world after all.
Outside of US, football is a big seller. That is why Konami will not abandon football game, even thou they essentially let go of all other video game IP.
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PES has always been an excellent game I'd even say graphics are better than fifa. But the licencing has always hurt PES. I hope Efootball becomes mega popular with constant updates
Agreed but I've always prioritised the gameplay and fun factor over the correct names of players and teams etc. PES always had a good editor for renaming them anyway and getting realistic looking kits etc.
classic progressive B5 that ruins everything PES just needed more licended clubs and robust online features. PES always had better gameplay than fifa and now fifa has no competition konami is run by idi0ts that dont understand football fans
Sounds like it'll be a disaster. Chasing that micro money.
PES using Unreal Engine, can it be different game than the annual PES on FOX Engine? Can there be custom league offline available as well and this is a sure download for me if it does. Hope it will be, as I enjoys playing custom league offline rather than online league.
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