It’s offically ‘soccer season’, and I’m not referring to the World Cup, it’s the time of the year that EA Sports and Konami unveil their yearly entries, promising improvements and revolutions.
Konami has revealed what it is describing as a major overhaul with PES 2015. It is no secret that the PES series has lost a chunk of its fanatical fan base in recent years, and all importantly, Konami is actually promising PES 2015 will “see a true return to core PES values.” Konami says PES 2014 will deliver “total control, super responsive controls and renowned gameplay, where the user has unrestricted control over how they play.”
Something we are keen to see is the new Master League which has apperently been completely overhauled. As far as we’re concerned, it’s not off to a great start, as Konami says The Master League will for the first time offer players the chance to add players or managers via microtransactions. Microtransactions? No thanks.
On the a more postive note though, Konami says that key elements of the gameplay have been completely re-worked, including a new shooting system and an altered ‘final pass’ mechanic allowing for “little knock-ons or searing low passes that use new physics routines to ensure the ball behaves realistically across every situation”. In addition fans can look forward to changes to the dribbling mechanic designed to improve one-on-one situations.
PES 2015 will again be built with the Fox Engine, which was a good thing in 2014. The engine will help achieve real-time lighting and improved player likenesses as well as the PES ID system sees specific teams playing as their equivalents would in real life.
PES 2015 will be released on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in the third quarter.
We are always keen on PES games, but in all honesty, the series has lost its way in recent years as far as we’re concerned. We are hopeful every year though, that the series can return to form. Holding thumbs.