Konami has officially announced the release date and price of eFootball PES 2021, which will come as a stand-alone season update.
According to the latest statements released by Konami, although eFootball PES 2021 will be released as a season update, the title will still be considered as a stand-alone and will not be limited to being a simple update of eFootball PES 2020.
The game will present itself as a package in its own right, which will update the data of the players and the roster present in eFootball PES 2020 with some championships, in addition to including the Euro 2020 content of the game.
However, the basic structure and atmosphere of the game will be identical to what we have been used to. The next episode of the eFootball PES series will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam) starting next September 15 at a price of $29.99.
eFootball PES 2021 will, therefore, be an updated version of the eFootball PES 2020 title, with new data and squads available for all players. Due to the fact that many leagues will end late, the latest updates for some licensed leagues and teams will be available through a patch that will be released on day one.
Here is the statement by Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director Brand & Business Development of Konami Digital Entertainment BV:
As we take the necessary time to lay the foundations for the future of the eFootball PES franchise, it is important for us to look back at our legacy and continually strive to improve all aspects of the game. PES 2021 provides our players with award-winning gameplay and the latest season data, plus fully-exclusive teams and content, at a compelling price. I want to thank those players and our dedicated community for their support as we transition to the latest hardware and an all-new engine that will redefine football simulation.
Regarding eFootball PES 2022, the title will be created using Unreal Engine, placing an end to the long association with the series with the graphics engine FOX of Konami. Konami said that using the Unreal Engine will allow developers to dramatically improve all areas of the game. The models and animations will certainly be more realistic, and physics will also be improved. In addition, the myClub and Master League modes will also receive “big updates” in the next generation title.