Konami Is Ready For More Pain With Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Konami Is Ready For More Pain With Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Despite losing licenses and pretty much everything else to EA over the last decade, Konami keeps plugging away with its Pro Evolution Soccer series, today showing the first footage from PES 2019.

I applaud the publisher’s continued push to show actual gameplay footage in its debut trailers. But also, getting David Beckham – who retired in 2013 – in as one of the two faces of the game sure sends a message about this series being something that was once very cool and relevant… in the late ’90s/early 2000s.

Despite FIFA’s cultural and commercial dominance, I felt PES 2018 was the better game on the pitch last year, though the continued improvements to FIFA‘s singleplayer story mode were laying the groundwork for a serious challenge to that title. We’ll see in a few months if that trend is set to continue.


  • This is a really negative sounding article for a game that isn’t even out yet and is almost certain to be very, very good.

    • Gameplay in PES is spectacular.

      Its content is subpar.

      And now with it loosing the rights to UEFA its even more subpar.

      • Download the option files and the licencing issues are solved,and you still have the gameplay. Best of both worlds.

        • The option files are no where near the quality of FIFA’s licensed kits and stadiums.

          • Nah, they’re fine. I mean I don’t care about the stadiums anyway because all I’m looking at is the pitch which is exactly the same regardless of the stadium. And the strips are close enough.

            I’ll certainly take “close enough” strips with the PES gameplay over FIFA ‘s gameplay with perfect licenced content.

          • Hey if its enough for you then thats good.

            I like PES for its realism, But im more of an arcade football person. Hence why i like FIFA.

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