Konami will almost ignore its simulated soccer game this year: PES 2021 is now announced as a simple update to PES 2020. FIFA 21 will finally have free rein this year, since Pro Evolution Soccer will mark a kind of pause for its 2021 version.
Konami recently confirmed that the title would not be a novelty by itself, but that it will be an update of PES 2020. The editor said he preferred to focus on PES 2022 to offer a deeper overhaul of its title which will benefit from next gen platforms. The global health crisis has also undoubtedly happened there and limited the working time of Konami’s teams on the title planned for this year. We learn that PES 2022 will immediately benefit from the new Unreal Engine, which will therefore take the place of the Fox Engine currently in operation.
PES 2021 will be offered at “a reduced anniversary price”, with lots of bonuses, but no major gameplay changes. A situation that will be difficult to defend with fans in general. And which could well do the business of FIFA and Electronic Arts.