The latest edition of Pro Evolution Soccer will also bring about a slight name change for the franchise, Konami has announced at E3 2019. PES 2020 will be officially dubbed eFootball PES 2020, which would be eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 to give it its full name.
They are basically saying the name of the same sport twice with that new name, but everyone will probably still call it PES nonetheless.
Other PES 2020 (see?) news includes Konami continuing their licensing agreement with Barcelona. Lionel Messi and club legend Ronaldinho will be adorning the PES 2020 cover, which you can see below.
Konami will also be pushing to adopt a more eSports-orientated angle with PES (hence the name) and have announced that they will be introducing a Matchday mode that “will allow fans to come together for weekly events to compete in the biggest matches and secure victory against their rivals.”
In terms of gameplay, not much has admittedly changed (though annual football games tend to just iterate than innovate these days) with there just being tweaks to trapping, context-sensitive kick accuracy, “adaptive player interaction system that recreates player personalities on the pitch”, and also the ability to intentionally foul opposition.
Master League has been promised a revamp, so solo players might not feel entirely left out this time. You can now utilise an interactive dialogue system and also deeply customise your manager, with the option being available to choose a real-life manager as the model. We’re waiting on Sam Allardyce confirmation.
eFootball PES 2020 comes to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on September 10th. Check out the announcement trailer below.