Konami Announces a Free-to-Play Title eFootball and It Could Replace PES

Published 07/21/2021, 1:14 PM EDT


In a shocking turn of events, Konami announces the rebranding of Pro Evolution Soccer. News from the official website suggests Pro Evolution Soccer will most likely be replaced by a  new free-to-play title. The studio has decided to steer its franchise into a brand new direction, as the market for the free-to-play game grows. Prominent free-to-play titles like Genshin Impact, Apex Legends, Valorant, and Warzone have already laid the blueprints of success. .

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It seems like Konami is doubling down on the free-to-play idea, but there is a catch. The studio will offer limited content in the base game, meanwhile, other content will be locked behind a paywall. The title will be available on Xbox Series X/S, Playstation 5, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Store, iOS, and PC.

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eFootball will PES reveals Konami

The upcoming title is built on “Unreal Engine” as the studio plans to rebuild the franchise. This title is going to offer an impeccable gaming experience as it will deep dive into the world of football. Konami’s executive has shed light on all things that fans can expect from the title on the day of its release.

“While the game will be free-to-play, some of the post-launch content and game modes will cost money. As a digital-only title, Konami will regularly add new content and game modes after launch this Autumn. In the future, certain game modes will be sold as optional DLC, giving players the freedom to build an experience that follows their interests.”

Recently, the studio named Neymar as its brand ambassador for efootball PES2021. The studio also announced a special iconic moments series to celebrate the occasion.

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Konami also shared a roadmap for efootball

The studio also shared an elaborate roadmap for the title and what fans can expect from it. The title will run on a brand new engine and it will also offer local matchmaking using renowned clubs. Gamers can also expect to see online leagues, Team building modes, esports tournaments, Cross-platform and generational matches, mobile controller support, and more.

What do you think about this news? Are you excited about the upcoming successor of PES? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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