With the 25th anniversary here, Konami’s eFootball PES series has announced the development of a new engine for next-gen consoles. The news comes just two days after it was reported that a new game for this year was not going to be made.

However, a later update given to IGN did confirm that eFootball PES 2021 is slated to be a stand alone release with a much lower cost point.

What Plans Does eFootball PES Have for 2021

eFootball PES announced Wednesday morning they were updating their engine, but what does that mean? According to the website, the newest installment will feature more realistic player models and animations, enhanced physics, and photorealistic visuals. They will also have updates to popular modes like myClub and Master League.

This also means that the company will also scale back on developing other aspects to the game. “As a result, we have made the decision to launch this year’s PES as a streamlined offering in the form of a “season update”. That being said, we are still extremely confident that this year’s game offers fans more than enough thrills to tide them over until our next-gen title is ready for launch.”

The game is expecting to test the newest title by sometime mid-2021. Their release date of the next full game will be sometime late next year as well on the next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. For more information on the 25th anniversary, gamers can check out their website here.


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