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eFootball PES 2022 Targets “Photorealism” on PlayStation 5, Producer Says

When developing eFootball PES 2022, Konami relies on a different engine. And according to the assessment of the responsible Producer, you can expect something like photorealism.

In terms of sales, FIFA and PES have long played in different leagues. But Konami is far from thinking of giving up to the top niche. And after only a season update was published last year, the company would like to create a completely new game with eFootball PES 2022.

The publisher and developer used the break to fundamentally change the basis. Instead of the Fox Engine, the Unreal Engine is used in PES 2022. And Seitaro Kimura, the series producer, even spoke in an interview with Play Magazine of a performance that conjures up photo-realistic game scenes on the screen.

“I think it is important to be able to experience the excitement and sense of accomplishment that football has, in the game,” Kimura said after being asked what a PS5 next-gen football game has to offer. “Not to mention being able to play games in photorealism… The ‘photorealism’ we aim for is exactly the reproduction of the real world itself.”

While it was already known in advance that PES 2022 will use the Unreal Engine, it remains to be seen whether Unreal Engine 4 or the Unreal Engine 5 will be used. Should it actually be the UE5, the graphics of the soccer game could actually be on a previously unseen level.

eFootball PES 2022 has not yet been officially announced, so it is unclear what Konami has come up with for the upcoming FIFA opponent. However, you can confidently expect numerous updates that were also published in the case of PES 2021.