PES Discontinued & Replaced By Cross Platform Free To Play ‘eFootball’

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

21 Jul 2021

Konami has now confirmed its next football simulation game will see the discontinuation of the Pro Evolution Soccer series.
PES as it’s colloquially referred to will instead be replaced by a completely free-to-play & cross play title named eFootball.

The annual release cycle has been binned, too instead eFootball will be a ‘football platform’ fuelled by DLC, and launch this Autumn.

Konami explained the DLC model: “Local matches featuring FC Barcelona, Juventus, FC Bayern, Manchester United and others will be available, for free, at launch. In the future, certain game modes will be sold as optional DLC, giving players the freedom to build an experience that follows their interests.”

Built on the ‘Unreal Engine’ Konami unveiled its ‘Motion Matching’ animation system, which “converts the vast range of movements that players make on the pitch into a series of animations, selecting the most accurate one in real-time”.