Developer Konami recently created a Twitter thread addressing some frequently asked questions about eFootball. Konami put up a question asking if the “Early Autumn” launch of the game was a demo.
Konami replied saying “In many ways, yes. We want people to get hands-on with eFootball as soon as possible, so we will launch with a limited number of teams and modes. Exact details to follow.”
Q: Is “Early Autumn” launch basically a demo?
A: In many ways, yes. We want people to get hands-on with eFootball™ as soon as possible, so we will launch with a limited number of teams and modes. Exact details to follow.
— eFootball (@play_eFootball) August 2, 2021
The developer also adds that during the “Early Autumn” launch, the game will not have micro-transactions and everything will be free-to-play at launch. More content will be added later in Autumn.
In the game’s roadmap, Konami revealed that the “Early Autumn” launch will feature local matches with clubs like Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern, Manchester United, and more. Moreover, the game will have a cross-generation feature allowing PS4 and PS5, and Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S users to play with each other.
While the game will make use of next-generation console hardware, Konami said the game will feature graphical adjustments on iOS and Android. “We will make graphical adjustments to the mobile version but the next-generation graphics on consoles and PC will not be downgraded,” they said.
Last month, Konami announced that they are officially renaming the PES series as eFootball. The game is scheduled to release in the early Autumn period. It will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC (Steam), iOS, and Android.