05 Jul 2021 12:08 PM +00:00

PES 2022 is set to take Next-Gen by storm this year

PES 2022 is set to take Next-Gen consoles by storm this year!

Fans may be wondering which version of PES is best suited for them, with PS5 and Xbox Series X in the mix this year, so we're here to help you decide.

Check out all the latest below.

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Latest - PES 2022 could be going free-to-play

While there is no solid confirmation yet, signs are pointing towards PES 2022 being free to play.

As Konami tries to re-establish itself as a big name in gaming, taking a competitive share of the football game market would be huge.

Whilst on the VGC Off The Record podcast, Andy Robinson notes that he has heard that Konami have a number of projects in the works whilst actively trying to change things up with existing projects like PES 2022.

He then goes on to talk about the free-to-play possibility.

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Standard Edition

The most common version of the game people will buy.

In the past, Standard Editions have including Premium Agents and Contract Renewals for MyClub as well as loan items for cover stars such as Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho.

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Expect it to be very similar this year - with the PS4 and Xbox One version likely to cost £34.99 / $34.99.

As for the Next Gen version on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, we are thinking it will be at least £44.99 / $44.99 - but it will be interesting to see if Smart Delivery will apply for Xbox consoles.

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Legend Edition

The Legend Edition is likely to give you a free PES Legend for MyClub, a longer duration for Premium Agents and Contract Renewals, the Legend Edition cover star as a player in MyClub as well as the standard cover star loan item.

Of course, we have no idea who the Legend Edition cover star could be, with David Beckham and Ronaldinho doing the honours in the past.

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We're expecting the Legend Edition to cost £44.99 / $44.99 on Current Gen consoles and £54.99 / $54.99 on Next Gen platforms.

Other game franchises like NBA 2K have only allowed you to play on both Current and Next Gen with certain editions, so it remains to be seen what Konami does in that regard.

Club Editions

A great aspect of the PES franchise is that the partner clubs receive bespoke editions of the game.

In the past, Konami has offered a full club squad in myClub, free coins, a classic kit and an in-game menu club theme.

The Club Editions should only be a touch more expensive, for around £39.99 / $39.99 on PS4 and Xbox One, and £49.99 / $49.99 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Expected Club Editions

  • Barcelona
  • Bayern Munich
  • Juventus
  • Manchester United
  • Arsenal
  • Roma *NEW*
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With Roma signing as a partner club last year, we'd be surprised if the PES exclusive doesn't receive the same treatment as the other sides.

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Other possible inclusions could be Lazio, who have a partnership agreement with Konami, as well as Scottish rivals Celtic and Rangers.

Anything outside of that seems unlikely unless Konami secures further licences for PES 2022.