So, read on to find out what Xbox One players can expect from the next game in the Pro Evo Soccer series.
Latest - Atalanta sign exclusive partnership with Konami for PES 2022
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced that the company has signed a long-term, exclusive partnership agreement with Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio (Atalanta), the top-tier Italian football club who recently finished the season in third place.
As “Official Video Game Partner”, Konami has secured exclusive rights to the use of the Atalanta license, including team name, crest and kits, within real-time football simulation games, starting with the 2021/22 football season.
This exclusive deal means that FIFA 22 will no longer include the official Atalanta team name, crest, kits and player names.
PES 2022 Release Date
The release date for PES 2022 is yet to be announced.
That said, the Konami title is expected to arrive before its biggest rival FIFA 22.
We expect PES 2022 to arrive around Tuesday, 7 September - but bear in mind we have seen PES titles arrive as early as August in the past.
As for the demo, for PES 2020 it arrived seriously early on 30 July - so don't be surprised if we see something arrive in the heart of the summer.
PES 2022 Trailer
We've already seen a sneak peek at a PES 2022 trailer, with this one arriving at the same time as the PES 2021 trailer last year.
Expect a fully-fledged announcement trailer to arrive at E3 this summer, which is scheduled for 12-15 June.
The big news for PES 2022 is the arrival of Unreal Engine - bringing with it the best-in-class graphics capabiltities.
It's still unclear as to whether this will be Unreal Engine 4 or the all-new Unreal Engine 5, but with UE5 not arriving until "late 2021" for its first year, expect PES 2022 to be on UE4.
Unreal Engine will bring enhancements to both Current and Next Gen consoles, so don't worry about upgrading to Series X or S to receive an improvement in graphics.
Now - this is likely to be the sticking point for Xbox players.
Option Files allow you to download all the "official" unlicensed kits from the community, but with Xbox consoles not supporting downloads from a USB device - you won't be able to get them on Xbox One or Series X|S.
If you want an Option FIle, you'll need to be playing on PS4, PS5 or PC.
Xbox Game Pass
This is likely you be the saving grace for Xbox players.
With PES understandably more popular on PlayStation due to Option Files and Konami hailing from Japan like Sony's PlayStation - there is still a great reason for Xbox players to play.
A few months after release, the last two PES titles have arrived on the Xbox Game Pass platform.
This means that you can PES for no extra cost as part of your Game Pass subscription.
PES 2021 arrived on Game Pass on 7 January 2021, just over three months after release.