Konami has announced the end to the PES franchise, with an all-new eFootball title replacing it!
So, what does this mean for Next Gen players?
Latest - eFootball replaces PES 2022
eFootball is an all-new football simulation platform from the makers of PES and Winning Eleven.
It will be Free-to-play and completely rebuilt in Unreal Engine.
eFootball will launch worldwide first on PlayStation5, PlayStation4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 and PC Steam this Autumn, with iOS and Android to follow soon after.
eFootball represents a fresh approach for the long-running franchise, previously known as Pro Evolution Soccer.
eFootball Release Date
We don't yet have an official release date for eFootball - but we know it will arrive in early Autumn.
Judging from previous PES releases, we think the new free-to-play game is likely to arrive around Tuesday, 7 September.
Next Gen Trailer
Konami has not yet released a specific Next Gen trailer for eFootball, but we do have our first taste of the brand new game!
Check out the Official eFootball Reveal Trailer below.
It seems Konami are trying to improve the fundamentals of the game to try and create the greatest football head-to-head experience in gaming.
Could eFootball follow NBA 2K21 and have different cover stars for the Current Gen and Next Gen versions?
It's a given that Lionel Messi will be one of the players gracing the cover, with the others likely to come from the other main partner clubs - Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo also lined up alongside Messi for PES 2021, but if they decided to go for a legend for the Next Gen or superior editions, it is likely to be a Barcelona legend like Ronaldinho, or perhaps someone who's played for both Barca and Juve, like Thierry Henry or Edgar Davids.
We could also see new eFootball partner Neymar Jr on the cover, despite PSG having signed a deal with EA Sports until 2024.
Unreal Engine 5
eFootball is set to be a rebuilt version of PES on Unreal Engine!
So, eFootball could bring us the best graphics ever seen in a sports title on Unreal Engine.