Konami has released an extensive press release revealing that PES will now otherwise be called eFootball. Also, as the rumors said, it will now be free-to-play and will try to become a game as a permanent service.
In this way, the years that determine the season will no longer be in the title. In addition, the templates will be updated for free, including the teams they sponsor.
PES will be free
In the official blog We can review the official roadmap and see that Messi will be the one who appears on the cover night of the game. Which is curious since technically the Argentine no longer has a team due to the end of his contract with Barcelona.
Of course, the deal with the barsa continues its course despite the problem with Griezzman and Dembélé. Along with this team we can also see Bayern München, Juventus, Manchester United, Arsenal, Corinthians, Flamengo, Santos and River Plate. Therefore, it has opted for relevant clubs in Europe and Latin America.
The title will be released with only the exhibition mode, but this same year a team-building and cross-game mode will be released between all platforms. The latter will have an offline and online mode and will start the first season pass.
Lastly, Konami will kick off the Esports events and end by launching the game on mobile. The launch on smartphones will come with cross-play features and would be the latest addition for 2021.
In this way he intends to try to compete with FIFA which, for now, is still a premium game. In addition, EA has all the licenses for tournaments and teams, while Konami only has a handful of these. Of course, free-to-play may give them a necessary push, everything remains to be seen
eFootball will be released this fall on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, and PC.