PES 2020: Konami has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo’s rating…and he’s slower than on FIFA
The Portuguese star will be one of the best players on the game… but his pace is starting to drop.
Konami has told RealSport what Cristiano Ronaldo’s rating will be on PES 2020.
The Portuguese striker, 34, will be rated at 94 on the game – making him one of PES 2020’s best players.
Although a detailed breakdown of his stats is not available yet (we’ll need to wait for the demo), a quick look on PESMaster – a site dedicated to PES ratings – can give us a clue about what to expect.
Pretty impressive… but there’s one thing to note.
The striker has an 89 rating for pace – some two points lower than his FIFA rating. It doesn’t sound like much, but it’ll make all the difference in game.
There are also question marks over his overall rating.
Even though Ronaldo has turned himself into a number 9, the Portugal captain has scored less goals since moving to Juventus.
His 28 goals in all competition this past season is his lowest return since leaving Manchester United for Real Madrid back in 2009. Yet his PES rating over the past couple of years has bucked this trend – actually improving instead of declining.
One thing’s for certain, though. He’ll be matched all the way by Lionel Messi another player boasting an incredible 94 rating.
Lenny Bobzien, European PES Brand Manager said: “Ronaldo may have a 94 rating on PES 2020, but I cannot reveal what Messi is rated – you will need to wait until the Demo!
“Both are amazing players but it will depend on their performances during the season, with our data team performing weekly updates to the game. I think that Messi & Ronaldo are very close, so that can battle it out each week to come out on top.”
It came just days after the Japanese publisher announced they had partnered with Manchester United and Bayern Munich – although these were not totally exclusive to PES.
The Juventus deal, however, is – and it remains to be seen how EA Sports will respond to this in FIFA 20.
The Allianz Stadium will not be included in the game – and will likely be replaced by a stock EA stadium – much like Barcelona’s Nou Camp over the years.
Bayern Munich have also signed a deal with PES, and although this is not exclusive, Bayern’s Allianz Arena won’t appear in FIFA 20.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the FIFA 19 cover star, also makes the move, and he will appear on the front of the Juventus club edition of PES 2020.
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic joins Barca’s Lionel Messi, Manchester United starlet Scott McTominay and Bayern Munich player of the season Serge Gnabry as the cover stars for the Konami title that won the critics choice award at E3 for best sports game.
So does that mean no Ronaldo, Dybala, Chiellini & co. on FIFA 20?
Fortunately, no. EA Sports were quick to make an announcement saying the Juventus team will appear on FIFA 20, but under a different guise.
The club will instead be called Piemonte Calcio, and will have a created crest and kit as well as a made up stadium.
The good news is that all the player names and likenesses will remain, so you still be able to play with their players, just not under the Juventus banner. Ironically, this is what PES has done in the past with clubs they didn’t have the licences for.