Konami has introduced the first gameplay trailer from eFootball, the successor to Pro Evolution Soccer (PES), on the occasion of Gamescom 2021. The Japanese company, which already warned of the use of Unreal Engine as a graphics engine, presents the first sequences taken directly from the gameplay of the title, which will arrive this fall for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PS5, and PC. You can see the video, of 6 minutes long, at the beginning of the news.
Seitaro KimuraProducer of eFootball at Konami Digital Entertainment commented on the occasion of the announcement: “Due to the large number of changes this year, we believe that it is important that people understand first, the feeling of our soccer game on the field. : highly realistic and based on a clear passion for real-world soccer ”. At the moment, the release date of the game remains unconfirmed.
“Decades of experience in the development of PES titles and the experience of Winning Eleven, have been poured into eFootball with the goal of reaching a massive audience of soccer fans around the world. This is the beginning of a unique journey and we have big plans for the future”, He concludes.
eFootball will be free-to-play; available on Xbox, PlayStation and PC
The most recent news of the title leaves us with important news that will interest those who are thinking of downloading the game from the moment of release. Konami has acknowledged that “in many respects” eFootball will be like a demo upon release. Option Files support will be added on PS5, PS4, and PC soon, while next-gen players will be able to enjoy visual enhancements through updates. How the game will base its business model on micropayments and seasons, modes such as Master League will be sold separately.
At launch, eFootball will have a total of nine teams, which are the following: FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus Turin, Manchester United, Arsenal, Corinthians, Flamengo, Sao Paulo and River Plate. In the initial roadmap shared by Konami, we can see that online leagues will be implemented in mid-autumn, the same time contemplated for cross-platform play. Already in winter it will be when the support for controllers and online eSports tournaments is included.
eFootball will be released worldwide as a free-to-play (Free with in-app purchases) this fall on Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X | S, and PC consoles. Soon it will also reach iOS and Android mobile devices taking advantage of the same business model.
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