Free-to-Play is just the beginning.
Rebuilt in Unreal® Engine, #eFootball™ delivers advanced graphics and 4x as many animations than last year with “Motion Matching” technology.
Better yet, this tech is available across ALL platforms, not just next-gen. https://t.co/5531iazNTu
— eFootball (@play_eFootball) July 21, 2021
“It all began with the implacable determination to create a revolutionary football experience. Our ambition was to recreate the perfect football environment, from the grass on the pitch, to the players’ movement, all the way to the crowds in the stadium.
To this end, we decided to create a new football engine, with revamped animation system and game controls. The final result was even more impressive than we had originally conceived. We had gone beyond the border of PES, into a new realm of virtual football. To signal this new era, we have decided to part ways with our beloved PES brand and rename it ‘eFootball’,” the developer said.
Konami said the game will support cross-platform play, although not immediately during launch. When the game launches, it will come with support for cross-generation play allowing PS4 and PS5, and Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S users to play with each other.
Later on, in August, the developer will release updates bringing cross-platform play between consoles and PC, and in Winter 2021, they will bring mobile controller support and complete cross-platform play between PC, Console, and Mobile users.
Features in eFootball
At launch, the game will feature local matches with clubs like Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern, and Manchester United, and more. In August, along with cross-play between Consoles and PC, Konami will introduce Online Leagues and a Team Building Mode.
There’s also something called the Match Pass System which will probably act as a battle pass. Players will be rewarded with unique items for playing the game or completing unique challenges.
The game features realistic movement and animations and to achieve that, Konami has made use of the “Motion Matching” technology.
eFootball is scheduled to release in the early Autumn period and it will be available to play on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC (Steam), iOS, and Android.
By making use of next-generation console hardware, the game will feature enhanced graphics and an even better gameplay experience on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles.