Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve learned more about Konami’s upcoming eFootball game. Earlier this year, Konami announced the series would be ditching the eFootball PES brand and changing it to just eFootball. In addition, annual release updates, eFootball has also gone free-to-play. However, these changes were met with concern from some fans about the future of the franchise, and the fate of beloved game modes like Master League and Become A Legend. We don’t have to wait much longer to play eFootball 2022 because the game will be released on September 30 with more updates in later this autumn.
Announcing #eFootball 2022 – the official title for our platform's first season!
Launching September 30th on consoles and PC 💻🎮 fans can finally experience how we have #SetFootballFree
— eFootball (@play_eFootball) September 2, 2021
Release Date and Upcoming Features
eFootball will release on PC and consoles on September 30. At launch, players can play in PvP matches and complete objectives. So far, the game only has nine licensed clubs players can choose from, we expect Konami to add more clubs with future updates.
The first new feature coming to eFootball is “Creative Team”. Players can build their own clubs and sign players and managers. Players will compete against other users, complete objectives, and develop players to build the perfect club. Fans can sign four types of players with eFootball coins, along with new managers and Advantage Match Passes. For a full breakdown of everything coming to eFootball this fall, check out Konami’s page here.
These additions are new to eFootball 2022, but basically, replicate PES’ MyClub mode. Hopefully, in the future, we get more offline modes like Master League and Become A Legend. Since the game is free-to-play, it allows Konami to update the game frequently based on player feedback. We will have to see how eFootball grows over the next coming months to see if eFootball stays true to its fans or becomes a free-to-play game that appeases the masses.
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