“We are very sorry for the problems” Konami Issues Apology for a Catastrophic eFootball Release

Published 10/01/2021, 2:15 PM EDT


Konami’s latest edition of eFootball 2022 dropped on September 30th and the launch has been nothing short of disastrous. The much-anticipated installment of the series promised to take gamers closer to realistic football, and it has done everything but that.

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The game’s publisher and developers received a lot of criticism over the past couple of days for the game’s condition at launch. Konami also released the launch trailer for eFootball 2022. But the title’s actual mechanics and facial expression of players nothing like it. Following the issues faced by the fans, Konami issued an apology.

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eFootball 2022: a much-needed rework?

After just a little over a day since the title’s launch, Twitter and other social media platforms have been flooded with comments and reactions. And the fans did not hold back from expressing their thoughts on Konami‘s latest title in the eFootball franchise, formerly known as PES (Pro Evolution Soccer).

Thankfully, the game is only a demo version of a finished eFootball 2022 according to earlier tweets of the official account.

The developers, apologizing for the game for not meeting the fans’ expectations, promised an upcoming update for the month of October. They also thanked players for their feedback and confirmed all the issues that are being worked on.

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Even popular sports pages contributed to the ongoing talks of the hilarious facial expressions and looks of players. Surprisingly, the devs used scanning technology to recreate an accurate model of arguably football’s greatest of all time, Lionel Messi, in-game. But it certainly doesn’t look like it has worked well for them.

Apart from this, the game also lacks in defense operation mechanics and irregular pass speed. The behavior of the ball and players in certain situations has reportedly been unnatural, leading to unusual outcomes. While the devs work on these, a few fans also demanded improved graphics, improved modes, and better UX for an overall better experience for players.

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Only time can tell how much the October update can fix. What do you think of eFootball 2022 and its list of problems? Or are you a FIFA 22 player who simply can’t relate to all of this?

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Tanay Grover

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Tanay Grover, an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, is currently pursuing his Bachelors of Technology. Before finding his way into the world of eSports, he worked on Social Media management. An enthusiastic football player who never played any other game except FIFA, he found his calling when he started playing Valorant and Pokemon GO.

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