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The historic PES is renamed eFootball and becomes a free digital video game


The former Winning Eleven will now be a renewed simulation platform from the Unreal Engine 4 graphics engine.

07/21/2021 12:58 PM

  • Clarí

  • Technology

Updated 07/21/2021 12:58 PM

The Japanese developer


ended this Wednesday with all the rumors about the next edition of its soccer video game 

Pro Evolution Soccer (PES),

which is

renamed to eFootball.

That is not all in terms of surprises: it will become an exclusively digital game on all its platforms and with a

free business model for the first time in the history of the saga.

This new approach to a soccer simulator franchise with more than 25 years of life will be released worldwide for

PlayStation 5

, PlayStation 4,

Xbox Series XS

, Xbox One and PC in the coming months.

A little later it will also arrive on



Android devices


In recent years, Konami had already included the eFootball brand as of PES 2020, but with this new edition it will completely disappear to

enhance the new identity

of the renewed game as a service. 

Unlike other installments, Konami does not present eFootball as a simple virtual soccer game, but as a “

new soccer simulation platform

from the creators of PES and Winning Eleven


Neymar was announced as the new eFootball ambassador.

In this sense, they promise that they "totally rebuilt" their title using

the Unreal Engine 4

and that "the gaming experience will be similar for players of all platforms."

In the same way as other titles as a service, eFootball has a roadmap with the different updates.

Konami affirms that in the coming months it will 

first publish the basic game

, which will offer the possibility of playing matches in offline mode with its licensed teams FC Barcelona, ​​Juventus, FC Bayern and Manchester United, among others.

Also during this first stage,

online play



) between different platforms and generations will



, something that will allow PS5, PS4, Xbox Series and Xbox One players to face each other in multiplayer matches.

Shortly after, it is expected that Online Leagues, Team Building mode and other game modes will be enabled.

Messi and Neymar, partners also in the eFootball video game.

Konami revealed that the rest of the news will be released in August specifically about the gameplay and online modes of eFootball.

The announcement of the renewal of the Konami football simulator came a few days late after Electronic Arts released the first news of FIFA 22 in terms of gameplay.

FIFA 22: all about the eFootball rival

In the front arc, Electronic Arts continues with the

announcements and new details of FIFA 22

, historical rival of PES, with the next installment of its star sports simulator.

According to the developers, this title will have great news that will update the experience on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series XS.

It is expected that this Thursday, July 22, Electronic Arts will give more information about FIFA 22 during its digital event EA Play Live 2021, which can be followed on all streaming platforms starting at 2:00 p.m. in Argentina.

On the other hand, the company has already confirmed how the different editions of FIFA 22 will be for each platform.

From Electronic Arts they presented



as the great revolution of FIFA 22. It is a new motion capture system that allows obtaining information from real football matches with 22 players.

All the data obtained is processed with an

artificial intelligence and machine learning system

to create new animations for the game.

In principle, Hypermotion affects both the players who have the ball or interact with it and the rest of the team that moves through the field.

This new technology stands out especially in

reception and


control animations


In addition, the algorithm analyzes more than

8.7 million frames

of each match to anticipate and create new animations.

Another of the great novelties of FIFA 22 is the Tactical AI, an improvement in the artificial intelligence of the players controlled by the machine.

According to EA, this new technology will offer six times more decisions per second in offensive matters than in the previous installment.

This translates into smarter unchecks and more variety in movements.

French footballer Kylian Mbappé, on the cover of FIFA 22.

On the other hand, the animation enhancement mentioned above also affects players outside of match action.

In FIFA 22,

players will act and react more realistically

to the events of the match, whether by pointing, hugging or moving on the wall.

The developers of FIFA 22 also completely rethought the

operation of the archers

, one of the most questioned points of the last installment.

Apart from the new animations, they

added more types of saves, improved the artificial intelligence and gave them more variety of movements


Goalkeepers will now be able to make switch-handed stoppages, react more realistically to shots on target, and act differently to offensive strikers.

Another of the great novelties of FIFA 22 is the

explosive sprint

, a new exclusive system for strikers.

The aim of Electronic Arts is to

represent the explosiveness of the players

, as when a player in real life starts to run at his maximum speed.

This could make a difference in certain attacking situations where the defense cannot react in time.

Finally, FIFA 22 will offer a deeper and more refined match analysis system with more statistics during and after matches.

As for the exclusive improvements to PlayStation 5,

FIFA 22 will take advantage of the haptic vibration of the DualSense controller

and the new 3D audio system of the console.


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