PES is dead, long live eFootball. Japanese video game publisher Konami announced the end of its famous license on Wednesday Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) and its replacement by an online version, called eFootball. With Neymar and Lionel Messi headlining, it will be free and available in the fall.
It’s a small earthquake for all football simulation fans, on screens since 1995. Small only because, since the 2010s, the long-standing rivalry with FIFA had largely turned in favor of the Electronic Arts game. PES had retained in recent years the blessing of its unconditional, trying to capture the dissatisfied of FIFA. The timing of this announcement seems in this regard well felt, less than 24 hours after the first images of the gameplay of the next opus of FIFA.
Konami is therefore betting on ” free-to-play »And multiplayer mode to restore attractiveness to its own simulation. Some content can be purchased in the game at the discretion of the players. eFootball will be available on console (eighth generation and next-gen), computer, tablet and mobile.