Konami is set to release PES 2022 in under 2 months, with plenty of brand new features!
So, check out all the information you need to know about what is coming to PES 2022 below.
Latest - Unreal Engine graphics are amazing
As you might know, Konami has chosen to switch engine for PES 2022, moving to Epic's Unreal.
In an interview with Konami's Seitaro Kimura, producer on the eFootball PES series, he pointed to a few examples of how Unreal has already helped the development process.
One specific example is that with Unreal Engine, designers can take on various tasks without programmers’ help by using Blueprint.
By doing so, we believe that we can improve the production speed, improve the skills of individual designers, and receive many other benefits.
Unreal Engine Graphics
Another aspect that will be greatly improved with Unreal Engine is the graphics.
The image above shows how Messi could look in PES 2022 with Unreal Engine - practically the same as in real life!
Fans are very excited at the prospect of having near-perfect in-game features for the top players around the world.
Fans couldn't be more excited for Konami's next release, with PES 2022 set to arrive on a brand new engine and with loads of new licensed teams!
Konami said that PES 2022 will bring “staggering improvements to all areas of the game”, including more realistic player models and animations, enhanced physics, and photorealistic visuals.
There are “large updates” in the works for both myClub and Master League as well, Konami added.
New PES licensed clubs
As things stand, Konami still has deals in place with plenty of footballing heavyweights.
The flagship club is Juventus, who do not appear in any other game thanks to their agreement with Konami.
Barcelona and Bayern Munich have also been strong flagbearers for PES over the years, with both club's stadiums - the Nou Camp and Allianz Arena, exclusive to PES 2021.
If they were to secure another exclusive club, one of these would be the most likely - but whether Konami can get around EA's deals with La Liga and the Bundesliga remains to be seen.
Despite losing deals for AC Milan and Inter Milan last year, Konami did manage to secure AS Roma on an exclusive deal, with Lazio now also a partner club for the PES brand.
And most recently have signed an exclusive partnership with Atalanta.
Similar deals are in place for English giants Manchester United and Arsenal, but an exclusive deal here is pretty much impossible due to EA's relationship with the Premier League.
PES 2021 Partner Clubs
- Barcelona (stadium exclusive)
- Bayern Munich (stadium exclusive)
- Juventus (exclusive)
- Atalanta (exclusive)
- Manchester United
- Roma (exclusive)
- Lazio (stadium exclusive)
- Napoli (*NEW*)
- Celtic (stadium exclusive)
- Rangers (stadium exclusive)
- Zenit St Petersburg (exclusive)
- River Plate (exclusive)
- Boca Juniors (exclusive)
Other licensed clubs include Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke, Olympiakos, Panathinaikos and Shakhtar Donetsk.
PES 2022 is set to arrive on a brand new engine!
The team at Unreal Engine are keeping us up to date with all the latest developments.
In the trailer above we can see the level of detail capable with Unreal Engine, which would look fantastic for PES 2022.
Despite Unreal Engine 5 designed for Next-Gen consoles, it will still be supported on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Don't expect the previous-gen consoles to have the same level of detail, however.