As far as the Japanese gaming and entertainment company is concerned, Konami, doesn't mind much as they're not the top manufacturers of the present high-end video games as of now.
We might begin talking about surviving the likes of Metal Gear, but let's not. The only franchise that comes after this is PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) and the installment for next year has already been announced and this kind of being one of "the lovely game"'s finest simulators, you may need to understand what this title will bring to the table.
As a more private football video game, Konami will continue to boast of its mastery in licensing with the return of the Barcelona FC from Spain and the debut of Manchester United, Old Trafford and all player similarities.
For the first time since 2011, the title will feature Lionel Messi as the cover star, diverting from the player's coach and Brazil's domestic, Philippe Coutinho, who graced the cover art in PES 2019.
The game will also feature a variety of versions, each with additional spoils for anyone wishing to empty their pockets for additional sim characteristics.
This will include two versions that provide players with the Standard Edition:
- 3 Premium Agents for a total of 10 weeks
- 3 Contract Renewals for a total of 10 weeks
- Lionel Messi loan for 10 matches
- Ronaldinho loan for 10 matches
The second dubbed the Legacy Edition will feature an adequate supply of bonuses that are said to be worth it for players that also turn out to be true game lovers, including:
- ES Legend Special Agent (You can choose from – Diego Maradona, David Beckham, Johan Cruyff, Gabriel Batistuta, Francesco Totti, Park Ji-sung, Hidetoshi Nakata, Pavel Nedved, Oliver Kahn, Lothar Matthaus or Patrick Vieira)
- 3 Premium Agents for a total of 30 weeks
- 3 Contract Renewals for a total of 30 weeks
- Lionel Messi loan for 10 matches
PES 2020 Gameplay Changes
This may not be as surprising given that every annual sporting franchise is anticipated to be upgraded in terms of fundamental gameplay, Konami has pledged an updated roster of teams and stadia that includes only those on which PES 2020 has a license. And like their rival FIFA 20, graphics, animations and fundamental information will see different upgrades in a bid to make the player's experience as perfect as possible.
This will include new methods that will assist predict opposing motions such as the Finesse Dribble. This fresh ability to handle is one that is intended to bring a better and higher degree of realism as well as assist in capturing the ball as it moves across the field.
Other new tricks such as the No-Touch Control will also feature that will allow you to run without touch alongside the ball for a constant ball momentum. This will come along with the method of Trick Trap, which obviously tricks players with predictable movements before you can even make a totally distinct move.
On the ball physics, the improvements will also be made in an effort to maximize realism and bring significant flawlessness in its movements, making it feel like the real thing. Together with a more realistic defense scheme, this will be created possible by seeing defenders make moves that imitate reality, such as deliberate fouls to reduce assault. However, this will involve that you be cautious enough to prevent penalties in the box.
PES 2020 will also feature selective abilities that are allocated to each player in a unique way, offering them unique powers of kinds that are programmed for attacking and defensive play. With Aggression, Tight Possession, Through Ball and Long Shot being some of the confirmed abilities, we'll just have to wait until the launch to test them out.
Master League is Back
This which may seem more of a competitive step against FIFA's The Journey will require the Master League's resurrection but will require a whole fresh set of information such as an interactive dialog system that will allow gamers to shape the narrative, conversing with players and executives in a manner that shapes personality and how the character is regarded in the football globe.
This will also feature a high degree of realism, enhanced elements such as Transfer Systems and Manager. Given the disappearance of FIFA's fan-favourite feature, The Journey, with the upcoming installment, this is luckily anticipated to be a selling point.
But with the news that women football will not be integrated into PES 2020, Konami will probably still have a hard time trying to sell this one … maybe!