We didn't see a demo last year for PES 2021, but that is likely to change for PES 2022.
With a fully-fledged new game releasing, with a particular focus on Next Gen consoles, the PES 2022 Demo will be very significant in getting new players into the franchise.
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PES 2022 Demo Release Date
The last demo we saw in the series, for PES 2020, arrived very early on 30 July.
This was down to Konami wanting to get ahead of rivals FIFA in the battle - especially after securing the big-name signing of Juventus.
Konami could easily do the same again this time around, with two more Italian clubs expected to sign on for PES 2022.
We don't think it will come as early this time, but 10 or 17 August are perhaps the most likely dates at this time.
The Demo is likely to be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam.
There is no news as of yet whether PES 2022 will arrive on Nintendo Switch or Google Stadia.
PES's demos tend to be a lot more fleshed out than their FIFA counterparts - with 13 clubs, three stadiums, and four game modes available on PES 2020's demo.
PES 202 Demo Teams
- Manchester United
- Bayern Munich
- Sao Paulo
- Vasco da Gama
- Boca Juniors
- River Plate
Expect PES exclusive club Roma to feature this time around, with Lazio and two further Italian clubs in the frame.
It would be great to see Old Firm rivals Celtic and Rangers, who are both PES partners, on the next demo too.
The stadiums availbale on the PES 2020 Demo were the Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich), Allianz Parque (Palmeiras) and the generic Neu Sonne Arena.
The Emirates (Arsenal), Old Trafford (Manchester United), Stadio Olimpico (Lazio & Roma) and Wembley Stadium (England) are all licenced on PES 2021, so it would be great to see them arrive on the PES 2022 Demo.
Of cours, this all depends on whether Konami can pick up any new licences for PES 2022, and keep hold of the clubs they are already partnered with.
Most demos just have one simple game mode, but Konami is likely to give us a fuller feel of the game - especially with the new game engine.
Local Match and Co-Op (or "kick-off" for FIFA players) are the standard modes where you can take on the AI or a friend offline.
We are also likely to see an online mode - probably "Quick Match" where you are assigned a random team and battle it out online.
Not only that, but we saw an Edit Mode on PES 2020's demo, where you could edit the look of the players and clubs that were available.
This only applied to PS4 and Steam players.