PES 2022 Replacement Now Available With Upcoming Mobile
eFootball 2022 is now live, with the first major update on the way!
So, check out all the info you need to know about Konami’s all-new title below, including details on the next update.
Latest – Mobile version coming soon
With the first eFootball 2022 update underway, in order to fix some of the reported issues in the game, we can expect the mobile version to arrive soon.
Konami has confirmed that eFootball 2022 version 0.9.1 will arrive on Thursday October 28 2021.
Konami also said the game will release on iOS and Android when the first major update goes live.
We can therefore expect the eFootball 2022 mobile to be released on the same date.
eFootball 2022 was released on Thursday, September 30, 2021, but it is a very first version of the game which will be considerably developed.
eFootball 2022 will be getting plenty of updates over the next few months, so check out all the dates you need to know here.
EFootball replaces PES 2022
eFootball is a brand new football simulation platform created by the creators of PES and Winning Eleven.
It will be free and completely rebuilt in Unreal Engine.
eFootball will launch worldwide for the first time on PlayStation5, PlayStation4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Windows 10, and Steam PC this fall, with iOS and Android following shortly thereafter.
eFootball represents a new take on the long-running franchise, formerly known as Pro Evolution Soccer.
It looks like Konami is trying to re-establish itself as a big name in the game, taking a competitive share of the football games market by going free-to-play would be huge – but will it pay off?
We now have two official trailers to stick to!
Check out the Reveal trailer below.
It looks like Konami is trying to improve the basics of the game to try and create the greatest one-on-one football experience in games.
Watch the gameplay trailer below:
With six minutes of content to squeeze in here, there’s plenty to get excited about – whether it’s seamless reboots, a new smart camera to give you a better one-on-one view, or simply overall improvement of the user interface.
eFootball is available on PlayStation5, PlayStation4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Windows 10, and PC Steam.
The game will soon be available on iOS and Android.
PES fans will now wonder if eFootball will have the rights to the same clubs as PES?
Well, we think so.
With Konami recently adding Italian clubs Atalanta and Napoli to their roster, we shouldn’t see too many licensing changes.
Konami secures rights for MLS players
Official eFootball Twitter page has confirmed that Konami has obtained the rights from the MLS Players’ Association.
It should be noted that there is no confirmation that Konami is securing the rights of an MLS club at this point.
So we expect to see licensed MLS players in eFootball, much like the Spanish league in previous PES titles.
Naples and Atalanta join the franchise
Napoli have become the first club to sign for PES 2022, in a licensing deal that will become exclusive from the 2022/23 season.
Konami has also signed a long-term exclusive partnership agreement with Atalanta.
This exclusive deal means that FIFA 22 will no longer include the name, crest, kits and names of official Atalanta players.
PES 2021 licensed clubs
Here is a selection of licensed clubs that were on PES 2021:
- Juventus (Exclusive)
- AS Rome (Exclusive)
- Barcelona (Camp Nou Exclusive)
- Bayern Munich (exclusive to Allianz Arena)
- Manchester United
- AS Monaco
- Bayer Leverkusen
- Zenit St. Petersburg
- Shakhtar Donetsk
- SC International
- São Paulo
- Boca Juniors
- River plate
PES 2021 licensed leagues and tournaments
Check out some of the tournaments available last year:
- UEFA EURO 2020
- Italian Serie A (excluding AC Milan and Inter Milan)
- Italian Serie B (excluding Brescia)
- French Ligue 1
- French Ligue 2
- Portuguese Liga NOS (excluding CD Nacional)
- Turkish Super League
- Russian Premier Liga (Exclusive)
- Dutch Eredivisie
- Belgian professional league
- Danish Superliga
- Scottish Premiership
- Swiss Super League
- Brazilian Brasilierao Assai 2020 (excluding Palmeiras)
- Chinese Super League
- AFC Champions League
As you may know, Konami opted to switch engines in time for the arrival of eFootball, switching to Epic’s Unreal.
In an interview with Konami’s Seitaro Kimura, producer of the eFootball series, he highlighted a few examples of how Unreal has already helped the development process.
A specific example is that with Unreal Engine, designers can perform various tasks without the help of programmers using Blueprint.
By doing this, we believe that we can improve the production speed, improve the skills of individual designers, and enjoy many other benefits.
Despite all the changes and the game is now free, Master League will still be available.
However, the offline mode will NOT be free but can be purchased as an optional DLC.
By the looks of the official Twitter page, the DLC may not be ready when the game is first released either.
We anticipate that the “Become a Legend” player career will also be available in the DLC.
This is a bit tricky for PES / eFootball, with the game struggling to compete with the dominance of FIFA Ultimate Team.
The move to free-to-play brings the game to the masses – but it’s worth pointing out that this has been available on PES Lite in recent years and hasn’t been able to move the needle.