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27 Aug 2019

PES 2020: Konami will update the graphics engine for next gen consoles

PES 2020: Konami will update the graphics engine for next
gen consoles

It's the end of the road for Fox Engine come next gen - but for Xbox One and PS4 it'll be staying.

Konami plans to ditch the Fox Engine and upgrade for the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Scarlett - but on current gen, Fox will 'remain forever'.

Speaking to WinPes, Konami’s Kei Matsuda revealed: “Our plans focus on the version of the game that is relevant at this time.

"Updating such technologies is a very risky step. Before creating or releasing anything, you need to evaluate all the risks."

“In the future we plan to change the main engine, but this will not happen before the time when a new generation of game consoles will appear.

"On the current generation, the FOX engine will remain forever. We are not planning any changes.”

Although Konami didn't hint at time frames, we can be certain a new engine - most likely Unreal 4, which is currently used on PES Mobile, will be revealed for next year's iteration of the game.

The Allianz will only be available in PES 2020 this year

Elsewhere, European PES brand manager, Lennart Bonzein, has revealed to RealSport that the team has taken on as much feedback as possible to create the game Pro Evo fans deserve - especially given the negative reception to PES 2019.

“Obviously we’ve noticed feedback from our fans over the past year,” he said. “We’ve noticed it, we’ve passed it on to our development team and they looked into it and tried and change as much as possible.

“This year we’ve added so much into the game. We’ve added a huge amount of new licences, Master League is now in Year 2 and has loads of cool and nice additions, we added MatchDay which is a complete new mode."

The beautiful game has never looked better this year, with PES 2020 introducing an enhanced lighting engine, improved player models, realistic cut scenes and replay footage, plus a completely new preset camera angle that offers a compelling broadcast feel.

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PES 2019 was let down by its servers in online play, and it something that must improve.

PES featured at the 2018 Asian games, and if it is to enhance their ambitions to go big into esports, they must rectify their server problems. 

Konami has done well with attaining plenty of legends for myClub, with David Beckham the big draw last year, but once again they need to keep expanding the names they have.

Ronaldinho and Andres Iniesta have already been secured, but if they are going to compete with FIFA’s Ultimate Team, they should look to attain the likes of Pele, Thierry Henry and Franz Beckenbauer, with legends not exclusive to either game. 

The PES 2020 demo is out now, while the full game launches on September 10.