With the end of the football season on the horizon, the attention of the football gaming world is beginning to turn towards next year’s instalments of PES and FIFA. As such, Konami have announced (via Erik Bladinieres, the Global Director of their Football Division) that they plan to release the first details of PES 2016 close to the Champions League final, which will be on June 6, 2015.

It was also confirmed that the PES 2016 release date will be announced at this year’s E3 event (June 16-18) in LA. If last year is any indication, we could expect to see the first PES 2016 gameplay videos at the event.

Next year could be a big year for PES, as with increasing controversy surrounding EA’s FIFA series, many gamers, including a number of the more popular Youtubers, are examining the alternatives to get their football gaming fix.