07/21/2021 12:58 PM
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),
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 4,
Xbox Series XS
, Xbox One and PC in the coming months.
A little later it will also arrive on
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,
) 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
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
, 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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