PES is dead, viva la eFootball

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By Ray Ampoloquio July 22, 2021

Now that it's clear Pro Evolution Soccer is never going to objectively be the better game compared to FIFA, Konami is going an entirely different route.

According to the Japanese company's most recent announcement, PES is dead.

In its place is a free-to-play live service version, eFootball, which will launch this fall 2021.

Aside from the obvious name difference, eFootball will be a free-to-play platform that will use Unreal Engine with crossplay across all platforms.

Konami also released a post-launch content roadmap for eFootball.

Konami's made a ton of weird and downright disappointing decisions in the past. Letting go of Hideo Kojima is just one of them.

The decision to drop the PES brand in favor of eFootball isn't necessarily the wrong choice.

In fact, it feels more like an evolution of the series, and a much-needed one at that.

Hopefully, eFootball does succeed so that EA has more incentive to make FIFA 22 less of a blatant cash cow.

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