PES 02 Jun 2021 12:10 PM +00:00

PES 2022 is set to blow the current game out the water with new features

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With PES 2021 winding down, we're taking a look at what the next Pro Evolution Soccer in the series will have to offer.

So, read on to find out all the information you need to know about PES 2022's new features.

New Features

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!

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FIERCE COMPETITION: PES 2022 is set to bring us the most realistic football sim we have seen

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

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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.

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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.

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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
  • Arsenal
  • Schalke
  • Roma (exclusive)
  • Lazio (stadium exclusive)
  • Napoli (*NEW*)
  • Celtic (stadium exclusive)
  • Rangers (stadium exclusive)
  • Zenit St Petersburg (exclusive)
  • River Plate (exclusive)
  • Boca Juniors (exclusive)
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Other licensed clubs include Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke, Olympiakos, Panathinaikos and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Unreal Engine

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.

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Platforms

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.

For everything we know about PES 2022 on PS5 head here.

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