At E3 2019 we went hands on with the upcoming eFootball PES 2020. Several key details were revealed during the presentation, and there is a lot to be excited about.

eFootball PES 2020 @E3 2019

The name change to eFootball PES 2020 shows the dedication to ushering in a new football simulation experience with eSports at its forefront. This year’s game will be looking to reach an audience on a global scale. However, at its core, it is still very much a Pro Evolution Soccer game. No matter the direction, the series will continue to pursue realism and authenticity.

eFootball PES 2020

eFootball PES2020 enlists the expertise of midfielder, Andrés Iniesta. With his help, a renewed focus on immersion and authenticity shapes this year’s game. This includes new dribbling skills and fine-tuned ball physics.
In addition to improve action on the field, players can take control as manager of their very own club in a revamped Master League.

Improvements

With the help of Iniesta, eFootball PES 2020 will feature several new finesse dribble techniques. Advanced dribbling can be down with the right thumb stick. While they may take some time to get used to, the design is very intuitive allowing greater control as you master the techniques. Even as a novice, I was able to grasp the hang of it about five minutes into the session.

In addition, several new First Touch techniques have been added. The additions are seamless and really emphasize the improvements to ball physics. Playing the PES Legends club in a quick match allowed me to see several of these new techniques in action.

A large portion of the realism comes from the AI’s reactions on the field. Players this year display their level of skill. Legends play like legends and its easy to notice the skill gaps between the various player-ratings. Veterans PES players will also notice more competent AI teammates as they react appropriately to situations during the game.

Complete with full body scans, an awesome soundtrack, sleek UI, player-unique animations and so much more, eFootball PES 2020 looks to make a huge impact. The game will be launching on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam September 9, 2019. You can catch more details coming later this month as well as in July.


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