PES 2021 News: ANOTHER TITLE THAT WOULD JOIN THE FREE TO PLAY
There is no denying the growing popularity of free to play titles today. Fortnite, Apex Legends, Call of Duty Warzone, and Rocket League are some of the titles that have made these game models grow. Now it seems that Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) saga could join this model.
This is according to the VGC Off The Record podcast, where hosts started talking about the joining of Bloober Team, the studio behind the video game ‘The Medium’, with Konami to create a new game. Speaking about Konami, journalist Andy Robinson mentioned rumors that Pro Evolution Soccer would return as a free to play and that “they are going to change the game.”
PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER FOR EVERYONE
“You can see that Konami is coming back to life.” said Andy Robinson who proceeded to speak on the Konami statement where they mentioned that they were “excited to be working with renowned development partners to produce existing games and new intellectual properties.” One of these existing PPIIs would be Pro Evolution Soccer.
‘There will also be new things with Pro Evolution Soccer this year, I have heard (…) they will make it a real free to play and they will change the game’ was what Robinson said. According to the journalist, our first approach with this new title could be the demo that Konami released surprisingly and that will be available from June 24 to July 8.
Pro Evolution Soccer is one of the most popular football franchises, or soccer if you prefer, along with FIFA, owned by EA. However, it seems that in recent years, FIFA has proven to be more popular than the Konami franchise. The latter had even already changed their approach with the release of ‘eFootball PES 2020‘, an installment with which they decided to focus on online gaming. They also decided not to release a ‘PES 2021’ and instead release an update for their latest title.
Robinson only said that PES would return as a free to play but did not elaborate on how it would work. In addition to this news about Pro Evolution Soccer, he mentioned that Konami fans could look forward to some new games or remasters of both Castlevania and Metal Gear. However, he mentioned that it could take a few years to arrive.