PES 2022 is set to be the most significant release in the franchise's history.
After deciding to re-release PES 2020 as PES 2021 "Season Update" to focus on its Next Gen release, we can't wait to see what Konami has developed this year.
That said, what does the future of the franchise look like on PlayStation 4?
PES 2022 Release Date
The PES 2022 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.
PES 2022 Trailer
We've already seen a first trailer for PES 2022, which was revealed alongside the trailer for PES 2021 Season Update.
Expect to see a proper announcement trailer, along with PS5 details from the summer, with E3 set to take place from Tuesday 15 to Thursday, 17 June.
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.
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.
The best thing about playing PES 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
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.