Konami has recently announced a few minutes ago eFootball, the new name of the Pro Evolution Soccer or PES saga, which has become a free-to-play soccer game.
PES renamed to eFootball, will be free-to-play
In the last month, Konami published a New Football Game by surprise, a technical trial version to test the servers and connectivity of its next football game that, in theory, was going to be called eFootball PES 2022. Today, finally, the title will be called simply eFootball, ending with the name of one of the most important football game licenses in history.
As announced, the Japanese studio today presented its new simulator that will be a free-to-play game. eFootball will be launched during the autumn on a date yet to be confirmed. The title will arrive on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, and Android, with a special version for the new generation of consoles.
Along with the announcement we have received the first official trailer in which we can discover what all new features have been implemented in the new football game. One of the details that will mark eFootball the most is that this is a completely free game that will reach multiple platforms so that all football lovers can enjoy the game.
As mentioned above, the title will arrive on consoles, PC, and mobile devices and together with its launch in early autumn, there will be intergenerational crossplay between the consoles of the same brand while later we will be offered total crossplay between PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.
With eFootball™, we’re not just changing a name – we’re changing football gaming.#eFootball™ is Free-to-Play (F2P), meaning everyone can experience our game across console, PC and mobile – a fair and balanced experience for all players.#SetFootballFree https://t.co/5531iazNTu
— eFootball (@play_eFootball) July 21, 2021
eFootball will be launched using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5 engine, offering “overhauled graphics, animations and gameplay signal a new era of virtual football” on PS5 and Xbox Series X as well as versions compatible with the rest of the previously announced platforms offering a similar experience to all players although obviously, the new consoles will enjoy better graphics.
Over the next few weeks, Konami will publish new details of eFootball, among which we will find associated clubs, licensing and a long list of news.