28 Jul 2021 4:28 PM +00:00

eFootball will offer Cross-Gen & Cross-Platform on PS4

Move aside PES 2022 - eFootball is the game to play this season.

The title will be free-to-play, with Konami opening the game up to the masses for the first time.

And it's great news for PS4 players.

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Latest - eFootball will support cross-platform play

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OFFICIAL - PS4 players will be able to play against those on PS5, Xbox & PC

As confirmed by the eFootball roadmap - PS4 players will be able to take on PS5 opponents seemingly from launch.

A few weeks later, cross-platform goes live, where PS4 players can take on Xbox and PC opponents.

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eFootball Release Date

The eFootball release date is yet to be revealed, but we believe that the game should arrive around 7 September 2021.

This should be proceeded by a Demo which could arrive between 10-17 August.

eFootball Trailer

The eFootball trailer went live on 21 July 2021.

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Unreal Engine

Those worried about what graphics PES 2022 may support on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One don't need to panic.

It is still to be confirmed whether PES 2022 will be running off Unreal Engine 4 or 5, but either way - both will support Previous Gen consoles.

Unreal Engine 5 is set to bring Hollywood level graphics to the video game industry, but we still don't know exactly when Epic Games will roll out.

The improved engine is said to be arriving "late in 2021" but with delays commonplace in the industry thanks to the pandemic, who knows when it could arrive.

The above trailer also shows how Unreal is progressing on "metahumans" - how humans are depicted in video games.

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This could be incredibly significant for PES 2022 - bringing the players on the pitch to the next level.

Of course, for top-level graphics and performance you will still want to be playing on PS5 or Xbox Series X, but still expect an improvement on Last Gen consoles for PES 2022.

Option File

The best thing about playing PES (or now eFootball) on PlayStation is the use of Option FIles.

Unlike Xbox, PS4 and PS5 support the use of option files, allowing you to download the unlicensed "official" kits from the community

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GLOBE TROTTING - Pick up unlicensed leagues on PlayStation thanks to Option Files

PlayStation players are effectively able to bypass any licensing issues PES 2022 will have, enabling you to play Premier Leauge, Champions League or World Cup matches should you wish.

For more details about the Option File and how to download it, head here.

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