2021 will undoubtedly mark a turning point in the history of football simulation in Konami. International Superstar Soccer finished, farewell to Pro Evolution Soccer, place eFootball. While some longtime fans of the Japanese publisher’s series struggle to get over it, the latter throws additional light on its title this year.
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Konami’s announcement that his soccer game this year won’t be PES 2022, but eFootball and the fact that this new title is offered in the form of a free-to-play has raised many questions among fans of the genre. And the Japanese publisher is apparently aware of the situation.
Konami actually posted a number of details about the game on eFootball’s official Twitter account. And the latter shows that this isn’t a release in the traditional sense that PES fans are entitled to this year. Konami seems to want to bathe his feet in the water before jumping into the deep end. Here is the information from the Japanese publisher:
Before our next major #eFootball Announcement, we wanted to quickly answer frequently asked questions that we saw! There’s a lot more to come this month 🤩
– eFootball (@play_eFootball) August 2, 2021
-EFootball is it a simple mobile game offered on consoles?
eFootball is primarily designed for consoles, but it is also a platform that is intended for most people. The game takes full advantage of the technical capabilities of any compatible device.
-Will the next generation graphics be compromised to enable gaming against mobile users?
We’ll be making graphics adjustments to the mobile version, but the next generation graphics on consoles and PC will not be affected.
-Is it possible to deactivate or filter the cross-platform in matchmaking?
We’ll be including multiple filters for matchmaking based on player location and platform.
– Is the release in “early autumn” actually a demo?
many possibilities yes. We want people to be able to try out eFootball as soon as possible. So we’re going to start the game with a limited number of teams and modes. Details on this topic will follow shortly.
-Which elements will be free to play at launch?
In “early fall”, eFootball will have no microtransactions. Everything will therefore be playable for free at the start. We will then add more content in the “autumn”. Details on this topic will follow shortly.
-Can I play against artificial intelligence from “early autumn”?
Yes, Local Match includes this option.
-Are the edit mode and option files compatible?
We plan to add the edit mode and option files via a free update for PS5, PS4 and PC after the game is first released. Further details will follow shortly.
-When will the Master League add eFootball?
In the future, the Master League will be offered as premium download content (i.e. for a fee).
-Is it possible to hire players without special agents?
The previous games had elements that were very reminiscent of a “lottery”. eFootball, on the other hand, allows you to name and purchase your favorite players through Match Pass, a system that allows you to receive in-game items based on the games played. Free and paid match passes are offered.
Konami has therefore provided some clarifications about the content originally available in eFootball, as well as its short-term and long-term processing plans. The editor’s answers raise other questions, however, and it’s not sure if these details will comfort PES fans who are resisting the transformation in this year’s game.
As mentioned earlier, the first version of eFootball will be free on PS5, Xbox Series X | next fall S, PC, PS4 and Xbox One will be available and playable for free. The iOS and Android versions are due to be released soon.
What do you think of these details? Do you want to give eFootball another chance? Did you still want to play the game? Could PES Disappearance Bring You To FIFA? Tell us all about it in the comments below.