The successor to Pro Evolution Soccer was made official in July, promising new key information for August. What better time, when the craziest transfer window rumors are on everyone’s lips, than Gamescom to find Konami’s game?
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This was necessary for football fans after the UFL surprise during the Opening Night Live. eFootball is therefore showing all the players waiting for a quality simulation and curious to know well Konami’s intentions with a free-to-play that will change over time.
A little more than 6 minutes of gameplay video helps to get a little idea of the changes made for this successor to Pro Evolution Soccer supported by Lionel Messi Andres Iniesta and Gerard Piqu.
For his part, the producer Seitaro Kimura wants to be very, very reassuring:
With so many changes this year, it’s important that players first understand the feel of our gameplay on the pitch: highly realistic and based on our passion for football. The experience gained over the past decades of developing the PES and Winning Eleven titles has been put to the service of eFootball, with the aim of reaching a massive and global audience of football fans. It is the start of an indefinite adventure and we have big plans for the future.
In terms of content, smells, sensations, the promises are numerous. First a precise dosage of strikes and dribbling speed (with haptic feedback, later, in the form of an update, for the DualSense of the PS5). Then more freedom in the control of defenders and tackles, more authentic physical battles, “special” sharp kicks more difficult to master but deadly, duels improved thanks to Motion Matching and made more dramatic by a zoom of the camera. , an even improved AI and generally better transcribed animations. Not to mention that there shouldn’t be any downtime with Seamless Restart.
Now there is only one thing missing: to try it out. eFootball arrives this fall on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, and PC. IOS and Android versions will be available later.