PlayStation Plus subscribers enjoying soccer were likely pleased to see Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 as one of July's free PS plus games. In addition, it could be assumed that newer supporters who owned a PS4 and were likely interested in winning the title because of the Women's World Cup or Copa America were also likely to anticipate free hands on the title.
But it wasn't to be. Suddenly Detroit: Become Human replaced PES, leaving a lot of gamers puzzled as to why. Naturally, Konami developers were receiving a lot of questions as individuals requested responses. Since then, however, they have revealed that the choice was Sony's and not theirs.
"Sony made this choice, so kindly ask Sony for an investigation," a Konami spokesman told GameSpot.
Sony has issued his own declaration, owning the shift but not clarifying it.
"We decided to create a shift to this month's PS Plus games lineup and will be providing Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition rather than PES 2019," read the declaration. "We decided to create this choice as a business and apologize for any inconvenience."
Konami had no idea this was going to happen, and still doesn't understand why, according to European PES brand director Lennart Bobzien. "I can't really tell you what happened because when I opened my laptop in the morning, I just found out today. I can't really clarify."
The change is probable to be quite a disappointing one to many, but in any discussion, Detroit: Becoming Human is not a poor shout as it relates to free games. So consumers of PS Plus will have to do it.
The next PES installment is launching for PS4, Xbox One and PC on September 10. There's also a bit of a shift, but with the name alone. Bobzien stated that the upcoming game will be called eFootball PES 2020.
"We announced eFootball PES 2020 for this year," he said. "We want to focus more on moving forward on sports. We've already shown[ this] in the past by having competitions like PES League and eFootball Pro, the professional club competition."