PES is now the free-to-play eFootball, built on Unreal Engine 4


PES is dead and the free-to-play eFootball has risen from its ashes, according to Konami.

eFootball is described by Konami as “an all-new football simulation platform” that will replace the yearly PES franchise. The free-to-play title has been built on Unreal Engine 4 and will also support cross-play between all available platforms.

In a new video introducing the game, Konami said Unreal Engine 4 has allowed it to “create a one-on-one system that is incredibly thrilling and, most importantly, realistic.” You can check the video out below.

eFootball will also offer up a paid Match Pass system which will offer up a series of tiered rewards. Konami also advised that “certain game modes” will also be sold to players as “optional DLC”.

At present, teams including Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Barcelona have all been confirmed as free at launch.

Expect eFootball later this year on Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5, iOS and Android devices.

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