End of an era. THE Konami confirmed the recent rumors and announced that the traditional franchise of games of football, ‘Pro Evolution Soccer', will go through a reboot total, starting with the name: 'eFootball'. And more: the content will be completely free (free to play), with crossplay between all platforms, including the mobile version, until the end of December.

The new game will be completely digital and will come to PlayStation 5 (PS5), PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One and PC (via Steam) during the Brazilian spring, with versions for iOS and Android released later. Although the title is free, Konami says that “more content and modes will be available after launch” and, of course, some of them will cost money – check out the trailer below:

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According to Konami, the 'eFootball' was built from scratch thanks to the Unreal Engine 4 engine, another innovation from the famous football simulator franchise. In addition, the prices will also be increased with the motion matching technology, which “converts the wide range of moves that players perform on the field into a series of animations, selecting the most accurate one in real time” – that is, impactful changes in the gameplay.

the trailer (look above) shows a brief excerpt of the gameplay, in which it is possible to see that dribbling and marking systems were redesigned, with the right to “pitacos” by Iniesta and Piqué, gameplay advisors.

Konami even promised to add new content and game modes regularly after the release of 'eFootball' (according to the schedule below). Local matches with players like Barcelona, ​​Juventus, Bayern and Manchester United will be available for free early on, along with cross-generational crossplay (PS5 vs PS4 and Xbox Series X and S vs Xbox One).

Konami transforms PES into 'eFootball', which will be free to play. Image: Konami/Disclosure
Konami transforms PES into 'eFootball', which will be free to play. Image: Konami/Disclosure

Then, possibly in late August, crossplay between all consoles and the PC will be available, alongside a “team building mode” (the new version of myClub?), as well as online leagues, where the player “takes the original team and competes in a global tournament”.

There is also what appears to be a season pass system – called a Match Pass. It is with the resource, for example, that it will be possible to win items and players.

In the Brazilian summer, Konami will add crossplay on all platforms, including the option to use a playing controller mobile devices, in addition to promoting professional and amateur title tournaments.

It also seems that the publisher will sell individual game modes as well. “In the future, certain modes will be sold as optional DLC, giving players the freedom to build an experience that follows their interests,” Konami said in a press release.

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Last month, the Konami has quietly released what has been called the 'New Football Game Online Performance Test' for consoles. At the time, everyone thought it was a “first look” at 'PES 2022', but in the end, it was the beginning of the 'eFootball' revelation.

Sources: Eurogamer e vg247

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