The famous franchise not only changes its name, but also changes its economic strategy as well as its game system.
Konami just dropped a bomb. The studio drops Pro Evolution Soccer (PES for close friends) and presents eFootball, a brand new free-to-play that will be released this fall on consoles and mobiles.
At the helm of this new project is the same team that has been working on the PES franchise until now, although that’s one of the only things the two games will have in common. Indeed, Konami will make big changes, starting with the business model of eFootball.
The title will be free-to-play and will not be released on an annual basis as was the case with PES, or as EA always does with FIFA. Instead, Konami plans to spruce up the game with regular updates and content, much like a game-as-a-service.
Good or bad news ? For the moment, too little information has been released to form a definitive opinion on these numerous changes. It seems that Konami has already planned to release several DLCs after its release and to diversify the modes offered by obviously keeping the tournaments online.
eFootball is due out this fall on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and PC, as well as mobile with iOS and Android versions coming later this year. The title will be available in cross-play with all the platforms mentioned.