25 Sep 2020 5:23 PM +00:00

PES 2021 VAR: New Feature, Release Date, Update & more

VAR (Video Assistant Referee) has been introduced to the Premier League this season with mixed reviews, but will we see it on PES 2021?

Spurs’ first goal against West Ham came in for criticism after the ball appeared to strike Davinson Sanchez’s arm, although surely the game will not make the same mistakes?

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Decision Pending

No official announcement has been made regarding VAR coming to PES 2021.

Konami did introduce Goal Line Technology in keeping with real life which added a nice new graphic into the game.

FIFA goal line technology
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DENIED! Both FIFA and PES have introduced Goal Line Technology features.


With the graphics already available for offside decisions, you do wonder what impact VAR will have if it is brought into the new game.

The game itself should not make mistakes, so will any decisions ever be overturned?

Will there be a PES 2021?

It doesn’t look like it.

Again, nothing official has been announced.

READ MORE: PES 2021: Will Real Madrid be on PES 2021?

Early signs suggest that PES 2021 will just be a season update.

This could be a smart move from Konami as they can switch their focus to the Next Gen consoles and make PES 2022 incredible!

Release Date


There is no official release date for PES 2021 yet.

If last year is anything to go by, the new game or a “season update” should arrive on Friday, 18 September 2020.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about FIFA 21

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